Increasing likelihood of extreme heatwaves

Record-shattering temperatures are to be expected in the coming years according to a new study
04 August 2021
Presented by Chris Smith
Production by Eva Higginbotham.


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Earlier this year a devastating heatwave in the pacific northwest of the United States killed almost 200 people with record-shattering temperatures; and, in 2019, the UK recorded its highest ever temperature of 38.7 degrees here in Cambridge. Alarmingly, new research from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology suggests that there’s more of this to come. Eva Higginbotham heard why from Erich Fischer...


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