Forest fires burning out of control, drought killing off farm crops, power grids failing due to the overuse of air conditioners?sounds like the summer in the U.S., but it’s this summer in Europe instead. Europeans are trying to figure out if their record-setting heat wave is a fluke or if it’s a sign of global warming.

“The weather we’ve seen over the last few days is entirely consistent with what we’re likely to see over the next few decades,” says John Turnpenny of the Tyndall Center for climate change research in the U.K. “We’re likely to see such a heat spell in London every year.”

Nicola Jones reports for New Scientist that In England, temperatures are expected to reach 100

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