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Climate scientists say South Asia’s heat wave (120F!) is a sign of what’s to come

People rest in the shade of a tree on a hot summer afternoon in Lucknow in the central Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday. Severe heat wave conditions are sweeping north and western parts of India.

Some schools have closed early for summer. More than a billion people are in danger of heat stroke. Summer’s early arrival in South Asia also threatens global grain supplies.

(Image credit: Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP)


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