Record-breaking heat? Wait till next year, it'll just get hotter


A wildfire on the island of Rhodes, Greece, on July 22, 2023. Heatwaves and drier conditions caused by climate change have increased the frequency and intensity of wildfires around the world. — Reuters

Another summer and another year of record-breaking heatwaves. Headlines across the Internet talk about record high temperatures in Southern Europe, China, and across India. Death Valley in California hit 53°C recently. China broke its all time high record when it hit 52.2°C. And in Southern Europe temperatures in Spain and Italy are hitting the mid 40s. Wow, what a hot summer!

Yeah, not really.

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