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Floods and heat waves plague parts of China

In southern China, millions of people had to flee record rainfall and flooding. In Fujian, Guangdong and Guangxi provinces, rainfall in the first half of June was at the heaviest in 60 years. 117 rivers burst their banks in the Pearl River Basin, causing flooding of large swaths of land, Bloomberg reports. While summer flooding is a regular occurrence in China, climate change is making extreme weather events more numerous and severe.

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