Climate change fueled heat waves

September 29, 2014 4:33 PM

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Climate change fueled heat waves

Climate change influenced several of the world's most extreme weather events of 2013, including heat waves in Australia, Europe, China, Japan and Korea, says a series of studies out Monday in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

Though links between global warming and events such as droughts and heavy rainfall were not obvious, connections were clearest with extreme heat: An analysis of five extreme heat events overseas "overwhelmingly showed that human-caused climate change is having an influence," according to the report.

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