It is unprecedented and affects much of western Europe. Sweltering temperatures reach new records. UK reached 40.3 °C, a figure never recorded there. What are the causes of the heat wave in Europe?
France, Belgium and the Netherlands are also suffering from it. There are forest fires in France, Portugal, Spain and Greece. And the heat wave will head north in the coming days. In Italy it is thought to reach 40 and 42 °C between Wednesday and Friday. Climate change
European leaders prepare for extreme weather, drought and floods. New cracks are opening up on alpine peaks. Ice is melting even on Western Europe’s highest mountain – Mont Blanc. The World Meteorological Organization (IOM) explained some of the causes of the heat wave in Europe. It originated in North Africa and gradually moved northward.
These oscillations connect the two continental heat waves, European and North American, in an atmospheric wave pattern. Thus, the incidence over part of Europe is much greater. Strong Atlantic air currents also intensify the high pressure over the continent.
Heat waves exist even before man appeared. In nature they even have a “beneficial” effect. They transfer heat – and thus energy – from the equator to the poles. But human action on the earth’s pla
They intensified during the last decades. And we are certainly not prepared for this. The footprint of climate change is behind everything. It is foreseeable that we will have even more intense waves in the future.
Not only that. Rising temperatures are a global issue, so the whole world may be affected in the near future. We will continue to see heat records continually broken around the world. Meanwhile, the global average temperature will continue to rise.