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What have been the most extreme heatwaves in history?

Extreme heatwaves affect human health, animal health, ecosystems and food security. Image: Unsplash/Pawel Czerwinski

Dr Vikki Thompson

Senior Scientist in the Climate Dynamics Group, University of Bristol

Prof Dann Mitchell

Professor of Climate Science and Head of the Climate Dynamics Group, University of Bristol

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A large number of the most extreme heatwaves appear in the northern hemisphere Image: CarbonBrief/Thompson et al (2022)
Some of the world's most extreme heatwaves happened in the USA Image: CarbonBrief/Thompson et al (2022)

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