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Dry soil The current dry weather trends and the possibility of subsidence is a great concern in places like London, where many of the city’s homes are constructed on clay-based soils.  (Photo: ALM Media)

The effects of global warming were underscored this past spring and summer, as vastly different climate zones experienced record-high temperatures. Wildfires — perhaps the most visible consequence of hazardous drought conditions — raged across the Northern Hemisphere at unrivaled ferocity.

We witnessed Europe’s deadliest fire in more than a century tear through Greece, watched over 876,400 acres burn in Northern California just this year, and saw parts of Sweden and Scandinavia set ablaze.

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