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Europe’s climate warming at twice rate of global average, says report

Trend of faster warming over last 30 years likely to cause exceptional heat, wildfires and floods, warn scientists

  • Helena Horton
  • The Guardian

Temperatures in Europe have increased at more than twice the global average in the last 30 years, according to a report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

The effects of this warming are already being seen, with droughts, wildfires and ice melts taking place across the continent.

The European State of the Climate report, produced with the EU’s Copernicus service, warns that as the warming trend continues, exceptional heat, wildfires, floods and other climate breakdown outcomes will affect society, economies and ecosystems.

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