Science Talk: Record-breaking heatwaves show climate change is already here

France was on high alert on July 18 as the peak of a punishing heatwave gripped the country. PHOTO: AFP
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SINGAPORE - In 2018, I wrote an article for the Straits Times. It was titled Heatwaves: A Sign Of Things To Come?.

I could not imagine that just four years later, I would be living in a world where more than 100 million people in the United States are facing excessive heat conditions, and where temperature records in England are being smashed by the ongoing heat wave.

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