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The strange glee over the European heatwave

19 July 2023

7:25 AM

19 July 2023

7:25 AM

You could almost sense climate campaigners willing those thermometers in Sardinia to nudge into the unknown – a reading above 48.8°C would have marked a new European record and unleashed yet more forewarnings of climatic Armageddon.

But alas, they don’t appear to have got their way – at least not today.

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