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Daniel Swain for USA Today — Summers are always hot. Here’s how we know climate change is making summer 2023 hotter.

UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain discusses recent record-breaking heat for USA Today. “But we’re starting to see the long-term, human-caused warming signal overwhelming that volatility. At this point, there aren’t any unprecedentedly extreme heat events on Earth that haven’t been exacerbated by climate change,” said Swain.