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Human-driven climate change made South America’s deadly heatwaves 100 times more likely, study says
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Human-driven climate change made South America’s deadly heatwaves 100 times more likely, study says

If global warming reaches 2°C, similar heatwaves are predicted to happen every five or six years, a new study warns. Human-induced climate change made the recent winter heatwave in South America 100 times more likely, according to a study published on Tuesday. Global warming was the main driver of the extreme weather that scorched much of...

Dementia risk grows with increased exposure to air pollution, study finds
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Dementia risk grows with increased exposure to air pollution, study finds

Long-term exposure to one of the most prevalent types of air pollution may increase the risk of developing dementia, a debilitating neurological disease associated with memory loss and reduced cognitive function, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Michigan have concluded that people living with higher levels of fine particulate matter, or...

‘We are not prepared’: Disasters spread as climate change strikes
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‘We are not prepared’: Disasters spread as climate change strikes

The floods, droughts, wildfires and extreme heat sweeping the globe are offering a dose of the climate future that scientists have warned about for decades — and all the ways the world is not ready. From a nearly depleted federal disaster fund to state insurance markets that are faltering under the weight of multiple catastrophes, extreme weather is testing the ability of...