Temperatures in London and the south of England might hit a record-setting 40° Celsius (104° Fahrenheit) next week, hotter than the forecast in Madrid, Rome or Marseille. The English may have to get used to the sweltering heat. Record-setting temperatures in the UK join dangerous heat waves this summer across the world in places ranging from Texas to China and western Europe . Britain’s track record of extreme heat events follows the rising level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. As long as the world continues to burn more coal, oil and natural gas to power homes, vehicles and industry, the likelihood of more frequent heat waves only increases. Heat waves […]