Risks of extreme European summer heat waves rise sharply: study

December 8, 2014 4:04 PM

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LIMA (Reuters) - The chances of extremely hot summers in parts of Europe have risen tenfold this century because of man-made global warming, a study by British scientists said on Monday.

Average summers in an area covering Central and Mediterranean Europe have warmed considerably, far faster than the global average and adding to risks of severe heat waves, according to the study in the journal Nature Climate Change.

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