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How is the UK heatwave caused by climate change?
The ongoing heatwave has devastated the UK and parts of Europe due to years of severe greenhouse gas emissions. And at this rate, it may get much worse
A man cools off in a water fountain during a heatwave, at Trafalgar Square in London, Britain, July 19, 2022. (photo credit: REUTERS/HENRY NICHOLLS)
The United Kingdom and large swaths of Europe are in the midst of an unprecedentedly severe heatwave.
While temperatures always tend to climb this time of year in the northern hemisphere’s summer months, the current heatwave is far from normal, with many places seeing some of the hottest temperatures on record.
But is climate change responsible for the UK heatwave ?
Yes, absolutely. And at this rate, it may only get worse in the coming years.Here is everything you need to know. A woman cools herself with a portable fan, during a heatwave, in London, Britain, July 19, 2022 (credit: REUTERS) What is the UK heatwave? The current heatwave is a massive spike in temperatures to an almost unbearable extent, with the traditionally temperate British Isles now baking at a heat far outside the norm.It should be noted that while most heavily associated with the UK, the heatwave is not solely […]