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The great drought

In an interdisciplinary collaboration, OCCR researchers have produced a brochure on the record summer of 1947, which has just been published. 75 years ago, Switzerland experienced a summer of heat and drought that was remembered for decades as the "great drought". The brochure traces how this record summer of 1947 came about and asks what can be learned from it for the future. With climate change, hot summers are becoming more frequent and their impacts on ecosystems and society more present.

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