27 June 2019   Leave a comment

A heat wave has enveloped parts of Europe and temperatures have reached 40 degrees Celsius (104 F), levels rarely seen on the continent. The temperatures are reminiscent of the heat wave in 2003: “the 2003 heat episode was the deadliest natural disaster in Europe in the last 50 years, with a death toll exceeding 30,000.” A French meteorologist named Ruben Hallali compared the map of heat in Europe to the painting by Edvard Munch, “The Scream”. It is impossible to make a direct connection between the heat wave and climate change, but “…a climatology institute in Potsdam, Germany, says Europe’s five hottest summers since 1500 have all been in the 21st Century.”

Posted June 27, 2019 by vferraro1971 in World Politics

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