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Heatwaves in the Northern Hemisphere's summer have escalated into wildfires in some regions.
Heatwaves in the Northern Hemisphere's summer have escalated into wildfires in some regions.
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As Europe battles heatwaves, drought and even wildfires, the rest of the world – including South Africa - will need to brace for rising food prices.

Countries in the Northern Hemisphere have seen temperatures break new records during the summer.

According to the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service, the world experienced its third-warmest June on record, while Europe experienced its second-warmest June to date. The continent saw temperatures breach 40 degrees Celsius – and the same is true in the UK and China. China, meanwhile, is experiencing power outages brought on by increased electricity demand to combat the heat with air conditioners.

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