Into the fire: The alarming effects of climate change
Delhiwallas may have learnt to live with 43 degree heat, but Europe is wilting in the heat as a record heatwave continues to sweep across the northern hemisphere, causing forest fires, droughts and people to suffocate. Climate change is impacting what farmers can grow and what fishing boats can catch. As the planet gets warmer, some colder, northern regions in the world are benefiting from these changes, but the tropical and equatorial regions will be the worst hit
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Wildfires have killed scores of people near Athens, Greece recently. But it’s not often we hear about how Swedish and Norwegian firefighters are also struggling to douse infernos in vast areas of forests in their countries. Scandinavia has suffered an extended heatwave this year, with temperatures topping 30°C in the Arctic Circle, according to the World Meteorological Office.
(Sources: Bloomberg, The Economist, Reuters)