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Floods, fires and deadly heat are the alarm bells of a planet on the edge

By Sarah Kaplan

13 Jul 2023 · 6 min read

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  1. The world is experiencing extreme weather conditions, including severe heatwaves, flooding, and wildfires, which scientists attribute to climate change.

The world is hotter than it's been in thousands of years, and it's as if every alarm bell on Earth were ringing.

The warnings are echoing through the drenched mountains of Vermont, where two months of rain just fell in only two days. India and Japan were deluged by extreme flooding.

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