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Europe’s extreme June heat clearly linked to climate change, research shows

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Firefighters try to extinguish a forest wildfire in Colmeal in central Portugal on 21 June. Photograph: Francisco Leong/AFP/Getty Images

Heatwaves that saw deadly forest fires in Portugal and soaring temperatures in England were made up to 10 times more likely by global warming, say scientists

June 30, 2017 — Human-caused climate change dramatically increased the likelihood of the extreme heatwave that saw deadly forest fires blazing in Portugal and Spain, new research has shown. Continue reading Europe’s extreme June heat clearly linked to climate change, research shows

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

Portugal forest fire turns route 236 into road of hell

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CHARRED. A policeman walks on a road past burnt cars after a wildfire in Figueiro dos Vinhos on June 18, 2017. Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP

Portugal’s national route 236 is transformed into a road of hell as raging wildfires ripped through the wooded countryside

FIGUEIRÓ DOS VINHOS, Portugal – Trapped in his car by the raging wildfires that killed around 60 people in Portugal, Luis Prior managed to save his life by rushing head-on through the flames. Continue reading Portugal forest fire turns route 236 into road of hell

Raging Portugal forest fires kill dozens

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FOREST ABLAZE. A wildfire is reflected in a stream at Penela, Coimbra, central Portugal, on June 18, 2017. Photo by Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP

Many of the fatalities were burnt to death in their cars, the government says

PEDRÓGÃO GRANDE, Portugal (Jun. 18, 2017) — Raging forest fires in Portugal have killed more than 60 people, many burnt to death in their cars, the government said Sunday, June 18, in the country’s worst such disaster in recent history. Continue reading Raging Portugal forest fires kill dozens