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Climate-juiced heat waves topple records around the globe

ClimateWire: “A record-breaking heat wave in the western Mediterranean last month would have been nearly impossible without the influence of climate change, new research [Extreme April heat in Spain, Portugal, Morocco & Algeria almost impossible without climate change] finds. And even with the help of global warming, it was an extraordinary event. Statistically speaking, a heat wave of its magnitude should only have about a 1-in-400 chance of occurring in any given year. That’s the latest report from World Weather Attribution, a science initiative that investigates the links between climate change and extreme weather events. It’s the organization’s fastest study yet, released just a week after the Mediterranean heat wave subsided…”

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