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Post by phildidge on Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:43 pm

The searing July heatwave that hit Europe last week was made both more likely and more intense by human-induced climate change, scientists say.

A rapid attribution study says that heating added up to 3C to the intensity of the event that scorched the UK, France and the Netherlands.

In France, the heatwave was made at least 10 times and up to 100 times more likely by human activities.

The shorter event in the UK was made at least twice as likely, experts say.

The World Weather Attribution Group has carried out a number of similar studies in recent years to work out the impact of climate change on extreme events.

This new report looks at the July heatwave that saw temperatures soar above 40C in many countries including Belgium, France and the Netherlands.

In Paris, the mercury smashed through a historic high of 40.4C. It beat the record by more than 2 degrees, to the new mark of 42.6C.

In the UK, the heat event only lasted 1-2 days but a new record was set at Cambridge University's botanic garden with 38.7C.

Researchers combined information from both long term temperature observations and climate models to look at how the events would have unfolded with or without the human influence on the climate.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49205072

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:59 pm

Pretty much a duplicate thread.

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Post by phildidge on Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:07 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:Pretty much a duplicate thread.


How is it a duplicate thread Nellie?

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