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  • EEA Report Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction

    2017-10-17

    Reducing the impacts of dangerous weather- and climate-related events and at the same time adapting to a changing climate have become top priorities for the European Union. The report presents 10 key natural hazards in Europe, including heatwaves, heavy precipitation, river floods, windstorms, landslides, droughts, forest fires, avalanches, hail and storm surges.

  • New map data depict regional climate change after a rise in global temperature of 1.5 degrees

    2017-10-12

    Global warming is not evenly distributed around the Earth; for example land areas warm up faster than sea areas. The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) can present unique data which depict regional climate change after a rise in global temperature of 1.5 degrees.

  • What a lake’s color can tell about its condition in times of climate change

    2017-09-21

    With the help of satellite observations from 188 lakes worldwide, scientists have shown that the warming of large lakes amplifies their color. Lakes which are green due to their high phytoplankton content tend to become greener in warm years as phytoplankton content increases.