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Heat wave deaths could rise as climate change pushes up temperatures

28 Jul 2016, UNISDR

UNISDR warned yesterday of a possible rise in heatwave deaths as climate change drives record warmth around the world, epitomised by the 54ºC recorded in Kuwait last week. The first six months of the year have been the hottest on record. In 2015, the hottest year on record, there were 3,275 reported deaths from heat waves in France, 2,248 in India, and 1,229 in Pakistan.

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