Report: Eleven of 12 hottest years in Europe have occurred since 2000

Independent discusses a new report showisng that eleven of 12 hottest years have occurred since 2000. Last year was the hottest year on record for Europe after scorching heatwaves led to record-breaking temperatures in February, June and July.

Eleven out of the 12 hottest years to date have all occurred since 2000, according to a new report by the European Union’s climate monitoring service.

Last year was the hottest year on record for Europe after scorching heatwaves led to record-breaking temperatures in February, June and July, scientists from the Copernicus Climate Change Service (CS3) said in the annual European State of the Climate report.

“The number of days with high heat stress levels are increasing in both northern and southern Europe,” they said.

The findings highlight a continuing trend of warming over four decades in Europe which the Copernicus scientists say is being caused by rising greenhouse gases.

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