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Heatwave scorches Europe, from London to Siberia

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SEARCHING FOR COOLER AIR. A notice board reading “fans and air conditioners are out of stock”, is displayed on a shelf of a shopping center in Lormont, on June 20, 2017. Photo by Mehdi Fedouach/AFP

As the northern hemisphere marks the summer solstice, the mercury hovers around 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) across oven-like swathes of Europe, including Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and even alpine Switzerland

PARIS, France (Jun. 21, 2017) — Europe sizzled under a continent-wide heatwave on Wednesday, June 21, with London bracing for Britain’s hottest June day since 1976 as Portugal struggled to stamp out deadly forest fires. Continue reading Heatwave scorches Europe, from London to Siberia

More killer heatwaves in countries like PH even with 2ºC warming cap – study

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HOT CITY. This file photo shows informal settlers’ homes (foreground) dwarfed by highrise buildings in the background near the port of Manila on August 20, 2014. Ted Aljibe/AFP

In future, the tropics will be hit hardest, according to the study, which forecasts the number of ‘deadly days’ under 3 different carbon pollution scenarios

PARIS, France (Jun. 20, 2017) — Climate change will sharply boost the frequency of lethal heatwaves even if humanity caps global warming at two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), the core goal of the Paris Agreement, scientists said Monday, June 19. Continue reading More killer heatwaves in countries like PH even with 2ºC warming cap – study

A third of the world now faces deadly heatwaves as result of climate change

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‘For heatwaves, our options are now between bad or terrible,’ says the lead researcher behind the new study. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

Study shows risks have climbed steadily since 1980, and the number of people in danger will grow to 48% by 2100 even if emissions are drastically reduced

June 19, 2017 — Nearly a third of the world’s population is now exposed to climatic conditions that produce deadly heatwaves, as the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere makes it Continue reading A third of the world now faces deadly heatwaves as result of climate change