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Tyee Poll: Have We Seen the Worst Heat Wave of the Summer?

The heat wave that blazed through Western Canada in June broke record after record and locked in the highest temperature in the country — ever.

A recent study found the heat wave was 150 times more likely to occur in today’s environment than it would have been in a world unaffected by human-induced climate change.

Communities were devastated and lives were lost. Critics feel the provincial government didn’t do enough to respond, and remains unprepared for the next extreme weather event.

Environmental specialists say heat waves and forest fires are here to stay. It’s only a matter of when they’ll hit. With this in mind, we want to ask:

Do you think we’ve seen the worst heat wave of the summer?

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