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Climate Disaster: Asia Heat Wave, Spain Drought, Canada & Russia Wildfires Cause Misery Around Globe

HeadlineMay 11, 2023

An unprecedented heat wave fueled by the climate crisis is shattering temperature records across Southeast Asia. Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and parts of China have all broken temperature records this month, with some areas topping 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Elsewhere, Spain reported its hottest and driest April on record; wildfires are raging across Siberia and in Russia’s Ural Mountains; and tens of thousands of people have been forced to evacuate their homes in Alberta, Canada, as wildfires have claimed an unprecedented 1 million acres this year. This comes as a new study finds the Petermann Glacier in northwest Greenland is melting far faster than climate models predicted, indicating global sea levels may rise quicker than previously believed.

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