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Europe’s heatwaves fuelled by G20’s fossil fuel addiction

G20 governments break their promises as spiraling carbon emissions from fossil fuels are linked to heatwaves in Asia and Europe this month    

BRUSSELS – Countries across Europe are suffering from the impacts of an extreme heatwave, which is affecting millions of people in large parts of western and central Europe. Other parts of the world such as south Asia are also seeing record-high temperatures, with fatal results. The increasingly extreme weather is in line with the predictions of climate scientists. 

As the temperature rises, citizens are demanding action from the governments of the major economic powers meeting at the G20 Summit in Japan. More than 80,000 people have signed an online petition, calling for urgent action on the climate crisis to be a priority for the summit.

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