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Temperatures in Europe are rising at twice the global average

Temperatures in Europe are rising at twice the global average

Report from the World Meteorological Organization which is now being released in collaboration with the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service, which is part of the European Union’s space program and provides climate data and climate information. It is the first joint report on the state of the climate in Europe, focusing on 2021.

The conclusions are that temperatures in Europe have increased by more than twice the global average over the past three decades – more than any continent in the world. The report notes that temperatures across Europe increased dramatically from 1991 to 2021, averaging an increase of about half a degree per decade.

Noticeable Effects

As a result, the Alpine glaciers, located in the high mountains, have decreased their glacier thickness by 30 meters from 1997 to 2021. Including the Greenland ice sheet, which according to Another British report from last year It approaches a threshold beyond which irreversible self-destructive effects occur. When it melts, it contributes to an acceleration of sea level rise.

– Europe gives us a vivid picture of an increasingly warming world and reminds us that even well-prepared societies are not immune from the effects of extreme weather events, says WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas, commenting on the report, referring to heat waves and droughts in 2021.

As global warming continues, increasing heat, wildfires, floods and other effects of climate change will affect society, economies and ecosystems, the WMO states.

But it’s not all bad news. The report also indicates that a number of European countries have succeeded in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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