How climate change is driving extreme heatwaves

The article discusses the relationship between climate change and extreme heatwaves. The warmer the climate gets, the worse extreme heat waves will get. Here’s a quote from the article:

“THE UNRELENTING HEAT OF THE 2017 SUMMER WAS MADE 50 TIMES MORE LIKELY BY THE SINGLE DEGREE OF GLOBAL WARMING THAT HAS ALREADY OCCURRED.”

And this: “Another troubling finding, published in a July 2016 paper in Climatic Change, is that a great increase in strings of summer hot days could make large swathes of the Middle East and north Africa uninhabitable within decades.”

We need to do something, and we need to do it now.

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