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Is Record-Smashing Heat a Big Story? Depends Where It Happens

Posted on AllSides August 14th, 2022
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As news of record-breaking heat around the world makes its way onto our screens, it’s clear some heat waves are made to matter more than others. The general dearth of TV news reporting on climate disruption in the Global South is particularly stark when it comes to heat waves, a conversation that is centered around Britain and Europe, as opposed to India and other non-Western countries.

Britain experienced record-breaking heat on July 19 when the temperature hit 102.4° F in the English village of Coningsby (BBC, 7/19/22). Thirty-three other British locations...

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