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Punishing Heat Wave Sets Records Across Asia

Record-high temperatures and severe drought are causing misery for hundreds of millions of people in Asia. “In Southeast Asia this heat wave joins the historical ones of 1960, 1983 and 1998, but as for duration, intensity and affected area it is definitely the strongest heat wave for Thailand, Laos and Cambodia,” said Maximiliano Herrera, a prominent climatologist who investigates world temperature records. Death toll from the heat expected to rise Last year’s India heatwave...

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