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Wed Aug 28, 2019, 04:28 PM

Europe Is Warming Faster Than Even Climate Models Projected



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AUGUST 28, 2019

Climate change is raising temperatures in Europe even faster than climate models projected, according to new research published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. The number of summer days with extreme heat in Europe has tripled since the 1950s, while the number of days with extreme cold more than halved.

Extremely hot days in Europe have become hotter by an average of 4.14 degrees Fahrenheit, the study found, while extremely cold days have warmed by 5.4 degrees F. The research examined data from weather stations across Europe from 1950 to 2018, with more than 90 percent of stations showing that the climate was warming.

“Even at this regional scale over Europe, we can see that these trends are much larger than what we would expect from natural variability,” Ruth Lorenz, a climate scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and lead author of the new study, said in a statement. “That’s really a signal from climate change.”

https://e360.yale.edu/digest/europe-is-warming-faster-than-even-climate-models-projected

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bronxiteforever Aug 2019 OP
FiveGoodMen Aug 2019 #1
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bronxiteforever Aug 2019 #4

Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 05:46 PM

1. "Happening faster than we expected" is a constant refrain in climate change stories

We haven't been exaggerating, we've been soft-pedaling it.

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 08:18 PM

3. We're so fucked.

The general public that is starting be at least "somewhat concerned" is still lagging decades behind the science, and the science is continuously underestimating the pace of change.

Take the worst case scenarios and cut the timeline to them in half. With luck, that will be in the ballpark of where we're headed. Maybe sooner.

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 08:02 PM

2. Meanwhile, Hair Furor skips the G 7 climate meetings..

and Bible thumpers like Bob Dutko in Detroit continue to label the issue "a hoax".

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Response to Permanut (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 09:41 PM

4. +100 It is enough to make one crazy!

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