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Global warming twice as fast in Europe as in rest of world, study says

By Victoria Bisset

03 Nov 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

Europe is getting hotter. We can all feel it. A recent scientific study has confirmed our daily experience. The Washington Post reports on the story.

Temperatures in Europe have risen at more than twice the global average over the past 30 years, a new report has found, as the continent recovers from a summer of record heat.

Temperatures in Europe increased at an average rate of 0.5 degrees Celsius (0.9 degrees Fahrenheit) every decade between 1991 and 2021, according to the annual State of the Climate in Europe report published Wednesday by the World Meteorological Organization and Copernicus, the European Union’s Earth observation program.

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