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Heat Waves Deadly on Land and Sea

We've all seen the impact that heat waves have on land. The infamous European heat wave of 2003 was responsible for 30,000 deaths caused by high temperatures that soared 20-30 percent above average. Heat waves like the one in Europe and the one in China in 2013 were not only killers, but also caused forest fires and wreaked economic havoc through higher energy costs and agricultural losses. Warm blobs of water In a new paper, environmental physicist Thomas Froelicher from ETH...

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