'It's Too Hot': Shanghai Wilts In Record-Setting Heat Wave
Temperatures Wednesday in Shanghai hit an all-time high: 105.4 degrees, according to officials here. Wednesday was the hottest day in 140 years, since the government began keeping records.
The Chinese mega-city is in the midst of its hottest summer ever.
China’s National Meteorological Center says the long-running heat wave is driven by a variety of factors, including climate change as well as Shanghai’s construction density, growing population and shrinking green space.
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