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World experiences hottest week ever recorded and more is forecast to come

By Robin McKie

16 Jul 2023 · 3 min read

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  1. The world experienced the hottest week ever recorded between 3-10 July this year, with meteorologists predicting more extreme heat to come.

The world has just gone through a remarkable experience. It endured the hottest week ever recorded between 3-10 July this year. And meteorologists say there is more to come – a lot more.

Soaring levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and an unusual band of strong winds that have hovered high over the Atlantic have already triggered heatwaves in Texas, Greece, Spain, Italy, and a host of other nations.

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