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Europe Heat Wave Smashes Temperature Records in France

Climate change is making heat waves 5 to 10 times more intense than a century ago, Meteo France says

A pharmacy sign displaying the temperature in Bordeaux, June 17.

A pharmacy sign displaying the temperature in Bordeaux, June 17.

Photographer: Phillippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

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The extreme heat that spread across Europe last week broke all-time records on Saturday in France, making it the earliest-recorded heat wave in the country.