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Human-driven climate change sent Pacific Northwest temperatures soaring

08/07/2021 09:15 PM | Click to read full article

The deadly heat wave that baked the Pacific Northwest in late June would have been “virtually impossible” without human-caused climate change, an international team of scientists announced July 7.

In fact, the temperatures were so extreme — Portland, Ore., reached a staggering 47° Celsius (116° Fahrenheit) on June 29