The summer of 2022 was the hottest ever recorded in Europe. This was shared by the European Copernicus Climate Change Service. The average temperature was around 0.4 degrees Celsius than last year. Experts warn that Europe will continue to be affected by extreme heat, droughts and forest fires in the future.
Europe has experienced the hottest summer on record. According to the European Copernicus Climate Change Service, the average temperature from June to August this summer was 0.4 degrees Celsius higher than last year. Most recently, the summer of 2021 was the hottest since weather records began. This is reported by the AFP news agency and the British “Independent”.
The service, which is funded by the European Union, found that August temperatures were mostly above average in eastern Europe and still well above average in the southwest, as they were in June and July.
“A series of intense heat waves across Europe, coupled with unusually dry conditions, has resulted in a summer of extremes in many parts of Europe, with record temperatures, drought and fires affecting society and nature in various ways,” said the lead scientist of the Copernicus Climate Change Service, Freja Vamborg.
Climate scientists have warned that if global warming continues unabated, summers in Europe will continue to be characterized by extreme heat, drought and wildfires. Europe’s worst drought in decades has affected millions of households, farmers and businesses across Europe. The picture was the same in many regions: parched fields, dried-up river beds, burning forests.