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Zágoni, Miklós

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Népszabadság - Hungary | 30/07/2007

Extreme weather as a harbinger of global warming

Hungary has been particularly hard hit by the heat wave in Southeast Europe. 500 people died within a week as a result of record temperatures of 42 degrees Celsius in the shade. Physicist Miklós Zágoni lashes out at Hungarian journalists for trying to reassure the nation that the heat wave is not evidence of global warming: "The last heat record in Hungary was back in 1904 and last week temperatures beat that record by over 2.5 degrees. One newspaper wrote that 'it hasn't been this hot here for a hundred years'. But this doesn't mean such temperatures were more frequent back then than nowadays... When records are broken too often in sport, people suspect doping. The climate's dope is called carbon dioxide and the fact is there hasn't been this much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere for a million years."

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