"Paris is burning. It was 108 degrees in the French capital on Thursday—smashing the all-time record by a full four degrees. On Wednesday afternoon, electricity consumption had broken another record. Then the national weather site crashed. It’s down again today."
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"PARIS - Conservative and far-right French lawmakers said they would boycott a meeting with Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and hurled insults at the 16-year-old who has inspired a global network of young climate protesters."
"Blazes in central Portugal reached houses on Sunday, forcing locals to take matters into their own hands as they tried to protect their homes from huge wildfires with buckets of water and hosepipes as strong winds fanned the flames."
"Last week's record breaking heatwave across much of Europe was made "at least five times" more likely to happen by climate change, say scientists."
"More than 100 acres of protected sand dunes were bulldozed on President Trump's golf course in Scotland, leading the government to remove the destroyed ecosystem from protected status."
"The heatwave frying parts of Europe smashed France’s high-temperature record, with weather service Meteo-France reporting 45.9 degrees Celsius, or 114.6 Fahrenheit, in the town of Gallargues le Montueux near the Mediterranean Sea."
"A push by most European Union nations for the world’s biggest economic bloc to go carbon-neutral by 2050 was dropped to a footnote at a summit on Thursday after fierce resistance from Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary."
"A push by Germany, France and other EU nations for the bloc to go carbon neutral by mid-century looks likely to be endorsed by EU leaders on Thursday, despite resistance from eastern European nations worried it could cost jobs."