Europe’s climate is changing

Europe’s climate is changing

A changing climate will affect almost every aspect of our lives. Increased intensity and frequency of rainfall in many parts of Europe will mean frequent and serious flooding events. Elsewhere in Europe, including in southern Europe, higher temperatures and reduced rainfall will mean that many areas might face droughts.

Many economic sectors depend on healthy and stable ecosystems to provide a variety of products and service to humans. Changes to the balance of species and habitats in ecosystems could have wide-reaching effects. A reduction in rainfall in southern Europe could make it impossibile to grow certain crops, while higher temperatures might allow alien invasive species and species that carry diseases to migrate northwards.

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Source: European Environment Agency (EEA)

Date: January 2015

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