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Heat waves and climate change

  • Source(s): Climate Communication
  • Publication date: 2012
  • Author(s): Trenberth, Kevin; Meehl, Jerry; Masters, Jeff; Somerville, Richard
  • Number of pages: 13p.

A report about the current scientific understanding of the connection between climate change and the recent increase in extreme temperatures, as reported in peer-reviewed research articles published through May 2012. Issues addressed: (i) heat waves: the details; and (ii) heat waves and wild fires.

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  • Themes:Climate Change, Environment
  • Hazards:Heat Wave, Wild Fire
  • Countries/Regions:Europe, Australia, Russian Federation, United States of America

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/27436

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