Why heatwaves in Europe are becoming the new normal
By Alice Tidey
Scientists are warning that the record-breaking heatwave currently impacting Europe is likely to become the rule rather than the exception as climate change disrupts weather patterns.
“What was once regarded as unusually warm weather will become commonplace – in some cases, it already has,” Dr Friederike Otto, Deputy Director of the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute (ECI) said in a study released last week.
Otto and a team of researchers tracked data from seven weather stations in northern Europe in the past few months and compared them to existing records extending back to the early 1900s.
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