‘We thought it wouldn’t affect us’: heatwave forces climate reckoning in Pacific north-west

‘We thought it wouldn’t affect us’: heatwave forces climate reckoning in Pacific north-west

Left-leaning states had focused on how global heating would affect others. Then the ‘heat dome’ arrived

The record heatwave in the Pacific north-west is forcing a reckoning on the climate crisis, as many living in the typically mild region consider what rising temperatures mean for the future.

A “heat dome” without parallel trapped hot air over much of the states of Oregon and Washington in the United States, and southern British Columbia in Canada, in past days, shattering weather records in the usually temperate region.

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