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Op-Ed: This is how global warming can kill you right now

Sydney - We hear about heatwaves, weird weather, etc. on a regular basis. The physiology of overheating, however, is quite literally lethal. There are now some actual numbers to work with, and it doesn’t look good.

Historic Alaska heatwave is killing off thousands of salmon

Juneau - Unusually warm temperatures across Alaska this summer has led to die-offs of unspawned chum, sockeye and pink salmon, with the warm waters acting as a "thermal block," basically a wall of heat salmon don’t swim past, delaying upriver migration.

Global warming will cut wheat yields in U.S. say researchers

Wheat is a staple in most households, literally the “bread of life” in every country that grows wheat. Globally, wheat provides 20 percent of daily protein and calories. By 2050, we are going to need a lot more wheat to feed a growing world.

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