By the end of the century extreme weather events may affect two in three Europeans every year

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 11:02 in Earth & Climate

By 2100, two in three people living in Europe may be affected by weather-related disasters, according to a new study which sheds light on the expected burden of climate change on societies across Europe. The projected increases were calculated on the assumption of there being no reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and no improvements to policies helping to reduce the impact of extreme weather events (such as medical technology, air conditioning, and thermal insulation in houses).

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