Nowhere is safe, say scientists as extreme heat causes chaos in US and Canada

Governments urged to ramp up efforts to tackle climate emergency as temperature records smashed

Climate scientists have said nowhere is safe from the kind of extreme heat events that have hit the western US and Canada in recent days and urged governments to dramatically ramp up their efforts to tackle the escalating climate emergency.

The devastating “heat dome” has caused temperatures to rise to almost 50C in Canada and has been linked to hundreds of deaths, melted power lines, buckled roads and wildfires.

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