European heatwaves have doubled since 1880

A new study in the Journal of Geophysical Research has some interesting implications for climate shifts in Europe (link to journal article). The dataset comes from 54 daily maximum temperature series from around Europe (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom). According to the authors, after correcting for bias, between 1880 and 2005, the length of summer heat waves over western Europe has doubled and the frequency of hot days has almost tripled.

In terms of climate shifts, this really is quite something – particularly considering the analysis stopped in 2005, 2 years short of the record breaking heatwave across Europe, where a dozen people in Greece died in a heatwave described as the longest in over a hundred years, temperatures in Bulgaria reached above 45°C (115°F) resulting in over 18 deaths, and agriculture in Germany collapsed when farmers lost upto 80% of their crops (not to mention extensive forest fires from Portugal through to Sweden). Climate change anyone?

2 thoughts on “European heatwaves have doubled since 1880

  1. Hello! I do not agree that the farmers or anyone elce has to be worried about global warming or climate change since there has always been springtime and harvest,fall,and winter shall continue before me,God said,in his word,the Holy Bible in the book of Genesis.Also there is such a thing as science falsely so called that we are to avoid,such as this and also evolution and the flat earth believe of some during the times of Galileo and even Columbus but were proved wrong when the early explorers didnt fall off the end of the earth in their boats but the circle of the earth was true in the Bible also. I believe also global Climate Change is trying to be used to raise more taxes from people deceitfully and bring in a one world government.(Revelation 13).But even better I Thessalonians 4:13-18 and John and Romans in the Bible on how to know God our Creator through The Lord Jesus Christ. Sincererly; George , or or , Thank You,very much.

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