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Here's how this year's heatwaves are impacting the world, and how we can prepare for the future

Concurrent heat waves are becoming more common as global temperatures rise. Image: Unsplash/Xavier Coiffic

Morgan McFall-Johnsen

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Europe is simmering in its third heat wave of the summer a fan might help you keep cool.
Europe is simmering in its third heat wave of the summer a fan might help you keep cool. Image: Unsplash/Radu Florin
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Globe showing places that are affected by this heat wave Image: NASA Earth Observatory.

The heat wave is not some fun day at the beach, but is potentially dangerous to health.
The heat wave is not some fun day at the beach, but is potentially dangerous to health. Image: Unsplash/ Miles Farnsworth
Daniel Bosquez shades the face of Timothy Jalomo, 10 months, from the afternoon sun as he fills a plastic pool with water, as San Antonio, Texas, is placed under an excessive heat wave warning, on July 11, 2022.
Boy being shaded and being protected from the sun, as San Antonio, Texas, is placed under an excessive heat wave warning, on July 11, 2022. Image: Lisa Krantz/Reuters.
Intense heat waves in India and Pakistan
Traffic moving amid a heat haze caused by the intense heat wave on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, on May 12, 2022. Image: Amit Dave/Reuters

Sheep graze as a wildfire rages on during the second heat wave of the year in the vicinity of Guadapero, Spain, on July 15, 2022.
Sheep graze as a wildfire rages on during the second heat wave of the year in the vicinity of Guadapero, Spain, on July 15, 2022. Image: Susana Vera/Reuters.
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