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How China’s Record Heat Wave Could Have a Catastrophic Impact on Developing Countries

A recent temperature map of China that shows the unprecedented scale of the ongoing heatwave.

The consequences of the devastating heat wave in China, the worst in recorded history, could be catastrophic for the world’s poorest countries that are already grappling with surging inflation, food and fuel shortages.

260 locales throughout China, mostly in the southwest, have registered their hottest days ever for more than 70 consecutive days.

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