Is the heat wave caused by climate change? An expert explains why this year is different | app

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The central United States has experienced persistent hot and dry conditions this summer, leading to dozens of wildfires.

The heat wave is the result of a ridge of high pressure that has affected the region since June, which pushes air towards the Earth’s surface, decreasing cloud cover and rain opportunities, said Tom Bradshaw, meteorologist for the National Weather Service, at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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