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Climate change made deadly UK heatwave at least 10 times more likely

The UK's heat wave earlier this month fueled so many blazes in London that the city's fire service was busier than any day since Nazi attacks in World War II

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Climate Change | Heatwaves | UK

Eric Roston | Bloomberg 



Low water levels reveal the bed of Woodhead Reservoir in Longdendale, UK. (Photo: Bloomberg)
Low water levels reveal the bed of Woodhead Reservoir in Longdendale, UK. (Photo: Bloomberg)

The UK’s heat wave earlier this month fueled so many blazes in that the city’s fire service was busier than any day since Nazi attacks in World War II. More than 840 people may have died in England and Wales, according to a preliminary analysis. Now, a rapid scientific analysis of the event concludes that without those conditions would have been “extremely unlikely.”

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First Published: Fri, July 29 2022. 07:19 IST

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