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Firefighters douse flames as they approach the Casa Loma fire station in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Loma Prieta, California on September 27, 2016. | Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images
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Half a Degree of Warming Can Boost Extreme Weather

The frequency and intensity of extreme weather events like heatwaves and storms increased as global temperatures rose 0.5 degree Celsius over recent decades.