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Mediterranean faces fiercer heatwaves, drought, fires: UN draft report

Much of Europe is sweltering in a heat wave and Greece and Turkey are battling huge wild fires

The Mediterranean will be hit by ever fiercer heatwaves, drought and fires supercharged by rising temperatures, according to a draft United Nations assessment seen exclusively by AFP that warns the region is a “climate change hotspot”.

While not predicted to be the region of the world worst affected by rising temperatures, the IPCC draft identifies the Mediterranean as a “climate change hotspot”.

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