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As the UK swelters, government plan for extreme heat is criticised

The UK’s new five year plan to adapt to climate change lacks proper action to deal with the rising threat of extreme heat, according to its own advisers — Amid the UK’s big hot, the government has released a climate adaptation plan its own advisory body has said doesn’t do enough to protect citizens from …

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Guest post: Unprecedented summer heat in Europe ‘every other year’ under 1.5°C of warming

Dr Andrew King is a climate scientist at the University of Melbourne and Dr Markus Donat is a climate scientist at the University of New South Wales — As summer gets underway in the northern hemisphere, much of Europe has already been basking in temperatures of 30°C and beyond. But while the summer sun sends …

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