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  • IB DP: Global Change — Global climate — vulnerability and resilience — Impacts of climate change on people and places, including health hazards, migration and ocean transport routes

Click to read the article below and then answer the questions:

How heatwaves became climate change’s silent killer

  • This article is an ‘Opinion’ piece. Whose opinion is it and why might we want to listen?

  • Describe what human-induced global warming is doing to heatwaves

  • Outline the impact that climate change is having upon weather events.

  • Suggest how ‘heatwaves threaten decades of development gains’.

  • Examine why the linking of emissions to specific deaths is so significant?

Richard Allaway, International School of Geneva/geographyalltheway.com

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