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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# heatwaves

This year
The era of climate change denial is mostly gone, Micheál Martin says
Severe heatwaves have gripped southern Europe, parts of the United States, Mexico and China this month.
Europe is 2.3 degrees hotter than before industrial revolution, climate report finds
The continent, which has been warming twice the global average since the 1980s, saw its warmest summer on record last year.
Planting more trees in cities could reduce deaths from intense summer heat, study finds
“This is becoming increasingly urgent as Europe experiences more extreme temperature fluctuations caused by climate change,” one researcher said.
Last year
Heatwaves will make some regions uninhabitable within decades - report
Heatwaves are predicted to exceed human limits in the Sahel, the Horn of Africa and south and southwest Asia.
Fire chief: Last week we witnessed the arrival of climate change in Britain
Dave Walton of Yorkshire Fire and Rescue describes the extreme conditions they faced last week and warns that it’s just the beginning.
Ireland 'urgently' needs to do more to protect coasts and adapt to climate change impacts
The Climate Change Advisory Council said heatwaves show the “need for urgent action on adaptation”.
Wildfires spreading in European countries hit by second heatwave in a matter of weeks
Heatwaves are becoming more frequent and intense due to climate change.
Intense heat incoming as Met Éireann warns climate change raises chance of record-breaking temps
Temperatures could reach over 30 in some areas and may bring a ‘tropical night’.
Spain sizzles as temperatures soar to 43 degrees
The mercury could even hit 32 degrees in Barcelona, despite its coastal location.
All time
World faces growing threat of 'unbearable' heatwaves, experts warn
The hottest place in the world is officially Death Valley, California.
294 deaths may have been caused by Irish... heatwaves
The study found that because Ireland’s climate is changing there will be more heatwaves, which may result in more heat-related deaths.