Europe’s Climate Preparedness Falls Short, Report Warns

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has said in its first risk assessment that Europe is not prepared for the rapidly growing climate risks it faces.

From wildfires burning down homes to violent weather straining public finances, more action is needed to address half of the 36 significant climate risks with potentially severe consequences that it identifies for Europe.

Further, the severity of climate threats and how well-prepared Europe is to deal with them. The most pressing risks—which are growing worse as fossil fuel pollution heats the planet—are heat stress, flash floods and river floods, the health of coastal and marine ecosystems, and the need for solidarity funds to recover from disasters. Read More

News Credit: The Guardian

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