Record Heat Waves in Europe Increase Heat-Related Deaths by 30%, Study Shows.

Scorching weather has baked Europe in more days of “extreme heat stress” than its scientists have ever seen.

According to the EU’s Earth-watching service Copernicus and the World Meteorological Organization, Heat-trapping pollutants that clog the atmosphere helped push temperatures in Europe last year to the highest or second-highest levels ever recorded.

Europeans are suffering from unprecedented heat during the day and are stressed by uncomfortable warmth at night. The joint State of the Climate report from the two organisations found that the death rate from hot weather has risen 30% in Europe in two decades. Read More

News Credit: The Guardian

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