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  • n. Plural form of heatwave.


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  • "Generally speaking when we have 'heatwaves' it takes until the third, fourth or fifth day of protracted heat before it has an effect on the stats," South Australian Ambulance Service duty director Keith Driscoll said. | Top Stories

  • In a "Copenhagen Diagnosis" report, 26 leading scientists urged action to cap rising world greenhouse gas emissions by 2015 or 2020 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change such as heatwaves, floods, disease and droughts.

    Reuters: Top News

  • * Comparing effectiveness of short-term interventions - Different countries have taken a variety of approaches to deal with climate change-related health threats such as heatwaves and floods.


  • When we get another climate shock (like Katrina, or the heatwaves in Europe in 2003), the media will suddenly look for the latest assessment report, and we have to have them ready.

    Science as a bloodsport | Serendipity

  • The same Act will also ban flash-floods and unseasonable heatwaves.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • He had been full of passions then, abrupt and devastating ones that propelled him through heatwaves up hillsides in search of dazzling tryptiches in dark churches, that saw him almost kneeling in supplication before heart-stopping beauty.

    2009 April « Tales from the Reading Room

  • The size of the drains was tripled, hollows that flooded were filled in, roads were modified and altogether the site adapted as much as possible for "heatwaves, intense rainfall or storms."

    Weatherwatch: Be prepared for anything at Glastonbury

  • Interestingly, the warming is greater in the south-eastern US, but because the south-western states are already closer to the threshold temperature for heat stress events, they get more heatwaves.

    Liveblogging the AGU | Serendipity

  • They include the financial damage caused by flooding, which would increase to £2bn-£10bn a year by 2080, more deaths in heatwaves, and large-scale water shortages by mid-century.

    Flooding rated as worst climate change threat facing UK

  • It was only when heatwaves began to take place, in years when water levels were only fairly low, that there were significant shortages.

    Fears of British super-drought after record low rainfall in winter


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