Climate change worsens extreme heat, fires

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Climate change worsens extreme heat, fires

Signs of warming seen across Europe
An historic schoolhouse burns as the Carr Fire tears through Shasta, Calif., on Thursday. Fueled by high temperatures, wind and low humidity, the blaze destroyed multiple homes and at least one historic building.
Visitors rest in the shade in the midday heat at Cheonggye stream in downtown Seoul, South Korea, on July 23. The temperature in a city north of Tokyo reached 106 degrees Fahrenheit on July 23, the highest ever recorded in Japan, as a deadly heat wave gripped a wide swath of the country and nearby South Korea.
A man cools off in a water mist along the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday in Las Vegas.
This July 25 aerial photo shows burnt houses and trees after a wildfire in Mati, east of Athens. Frantic relatives searching for loved ones missing in Greece’s deadliest forest fire in decades headed to Athens’ morgue on July 26 as rescue crews and volunteers continued searches on land and at sea for potential further victims.
The Carr Fire burns along Highway 299 in Shasta, Calif., on Thursday.

Climate change worsens extreme heat, fires

An historic schoolhouse burns as the Carr Fire tears through Shasta, Calif., on Thursday. Fueled by high temperatures, wind and low humidity, the blaze destroyed multiple homes and at least one historic building.
Visitors rest in the shade in the midday heat at Cheonggye stream in downtown Seoul, South Korea, on July 23. The temperature in a city north of Tokyo reached 106 degrees Fahrenheit on July 23, the highest ever recorded in Japan, as a deadly heat wave gripped a wide swath of the country and nearby South Korea.
A man cools off in a water mist along the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday in Las Vegas.
This July 25 aerial photo shows burnt houses and trees after a wildfire in Mati, east of Athens. Frantic relatives searching for loved ones missing in Greece’s deadliest forest fire in decades headed to Athens’ morgue on July 26 as rescue crews and volunteers continued searches on land and at sea for potential further victims.
The Carr Fire burns along Highway 299 in Shasta, Calif., on Thursday.
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