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Deadly global heatwaves undeniably result of climate crisis, scientists show

By Damian Carrington

25 Jul 2023 · 4 min read

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  1. The deadly heatwaves in Europe, the U.S. and China have been directly linked to human-caused climate change, according to scientists. The record temperatures would have been virtually impossible without the global heating driven by burning fossil fuels.

The human-caused climate crisis is undeniably to blame for the deadly heatwaves that have struck Europe and the US in recent weeks, scientists have shown.

Both would have been virtually impossible without the global heating driven by burning fossil fuels, their analysis found. Another searing heatwave, in China, was made 50 times more likely by the climate crisis.

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