If the fact that our planet is logging recording breaking heat this summer isn’t enough to convince you that climate change is real, let me offer up further proof:
— しげさん (@sigesan213) August 4, 2018
It’s a matcha green tea “shokuhin sanpuru” (食品サンプル), which is plastic food displays found outside Japanese restaurants to show potential customers what their food looks like. This one is from a Nagoya cafe and as you can see, the extreme heat has melted it.
And while you may be thinking “so some plastic melted, what’s the big deal?” Apparently in Japan, it was a big deal where the images of the melted plastic went viral:
@鍵RT オアシス来てるけど、カフェの食品サンプルが溶け出す暑さなので参加される方は本当に気をつけてね…… pic.twitter.com/G6NozUJ4jU
— 夏だ！海だ！感情だ！ウェパサル地獄のビーチバレーデスマッチ (@ysm_die) August 4, 2018
— トトロん (@morningallergic) August 5, 2018
And even made the news:
— ぶち (@buchi0720) August 6, 2018
This tragic melting happened during a two day stretch when the temperature reached close to 104 degrees Fahrenheit in Nagoya and the temperatures inside the glass case where the plastic food is kept reached 140 degrees.
And if that ain’t proof enough that the earth is in deep trouble, I don’t know what else to say.