WMO Warns Of Frequent Heatwaves In Decades Ahead

Extreme heat in western Europe is causing devastating wildfires in France and Spain, unprecedented drought in Italy and Portugal, and the United Kingdom recorded its highest-ever temperature of just over 40 degrees Celsius during Tuesday, at London’s Heathrow airport.With temperatures expected to remain above normal until the middle of next week, the World Metrological Organization warned that heatwaves will occur more and more frequently, into the 2060s. The pattern is linked to the observed warming of the planet that can be attributed to human activity, raising serious concerns for the planet’s future, the UN weather agency said. The negative trend in climate will continue at least until the 2060s, independent of our success in climate mitigation.

By UN News. July 19, 2022.

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