This article was originally published at The Conversation.
Global warming is increasing the risk of heatwaves. This isn’t a hypothetical abstraction that our grandchildren may experience in the distant future. Heatwaves are currently getting hotter, they’re lasting longer and they’re happening more often. This is happening right now.
Of course, heatwaves have happened in the past, including before humans started altering the climate. But it’s faulty logic to suggest that
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