• The European summer is the result of climate change. summer breaks records

    The summer of 2013 was among the hottest recorded in Europe, according to information obtained from EU surveillance satellites.

    Extreme heatwaves, as well as prolonged drought, saw the months of June, July, August, and June smash the previous record for temperatures.

    The Copernicus Climate Change Service stated that the data indicated that August within Europe was the hottest on records with "a substantial margin."

    Globally, they say that August was the third-warmest ever recorded.

    It should come as an unsurprising to everyone who's experienced this summer's extreme heat across Europe that the record for temperature across Europe was broken by a significant margin.

    Based on data from Copernicus, the year 2009 saw an unprecedented record for the whole summer as well as for that month in August.

    The temperature was 0.4C more than the record, which was set only last year.

    The month of August was 0.8C warmer than the previous month in 2018.

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    "An intense series of heatwaves across Europe paired with unusually dry conditions, have led to a summer of extremes with records in terms of temperature, drought, and fire activity in many parts of Europe, affecting society and nature in various ways," said Freja Vamborg, an expert scientist at the Copernicus Climate Change Service.

    "The data shows that we've not only had record August temperatures for Europe but also for summer, with the previous summer record only being one year old."

    In the UK, temperatures reached an all-time temperature record of 40.3C, which was set at Coningsby, located in Lincolnshire, on 19 July. It was an impressive increase over previous records of 38.7C, which was set in the year 2019.

    Extreme weather conditions were also evident in other countries, as 64 regions of France with record highs, and temperatures in Portugal were as high as 47C during July.

    Europe also endured the most severe drought conditions in the last 500 years.

    All over the world, the high temperatures of August remained high, and drought conditions were also impacting China.

    However, it wasn't an all-inclusive situation - many regions experienced substantial downpours, resulting in floods.

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    As we've witnessed in recent times in Pakistan, more humid than normal conditions have caused massive floods that have resulted in the destruction of property and lives.

    Satellite data indicates that it was wetter than the average across most of Scandinavia as well as in areas of south and southern, eastern Europe, and in the southeastern region, where the "derecho" storm brought extreme rainfall and winds.

    Scientists from the Climate Science Institute say that extreme heat and wet conditions can be anticipated in a climate that is warming in which greenhouse gases emitted by human activities have increased temperatures by nearly 1.1C the present.

    Updated on 1:15-am September 10,2022

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