GWYNNE DYER: Is this the advent of Killer heatwaves?

In Summary
  • OVer the past two decades the same pattern of seven stalled peaks and lows over the same regions – ‘wave-7’ – has lasted seven times for more than two weeks
  • Before 2000, it never happened

First the ‘heat dome’, with temperatures in the mid-to-high forties Celsius in many parts of western North America for up to a week (49.6° C in Lytton, B.C.). Then, when the forests were tinder-dry, ...

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