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Heatwave temperatures may top 45°C in southern Europe

Alerts issued in Portugal and Spain as Met Office forecasts 31°C for southern England — Much of southern Europe is sweltering in near record-breaking temperatures with the mercury expected to exceed 45°C (113°F). A scorching 46°C was forecast for Setúbal, near Lisbon, on Saturday, as emergency services in Portugal issued a red alert until Sunday …

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The Guardian view on the heatwave: our climate is endangered

Adapting to hotter temperatures is sensible – but ignoring their causes is dangerous — The NHS is experiencing a “summer crisis”, with increased emergency admissions and uncomfortable conditions in buildings not equipped for the heat, while the Met Office has warned that the UK temperature record of 38.5°C could be broken on Friday. Authorities in …

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Media reaction: The 2018 summer heatwaves and climate change

This year’s northern-hemisphere summer has seen a succession of heatwaves take hold in Europe, Asia, North America and northern Africa — From heatwave deaths in Japan, Algeria and Canada, to wildfires in Sweden, Greece and California, the extended spells of hot, dry weather have become frontpage news around the world.   Carbon Brief looks back …

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