Opinion: Record high temperatures: Is this climate change?

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Opinion: Record high temperatures: Is this climate change?

We’ve experienced record-breaking heat across the country these past few weeks, leading to multiple class suspensions in various regions. The country’s highest heat index (temperature felt by the human body based on the actual measured air temperature and humidity level) so far reached a scorching 53°C in Iba, Zambales on April 28 which the country’s weather bureau classified as ‘extremely dangerous.’

In an opinion article published on Inquirer.net, Dr. Rodel D. Lasco, the Executive Director of OML Center, discussed how climate change influences the occurrence of heatwaves in the Philippines and why they are likely to become more common.

Read the full article here: https://opinion.inquirer.net/173821/record-high-temperatures-is-this-climate-change