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Climate change evident across Europe, confirming urgent need for adaptation
ScienceDaily (Nov. 23, 2012) -- Climate change is affecting all regions in Europe, causing a wide range of impacts on society and the environment. Further impacts are expected in the future, potentially causing high damage costs, according to the latest assessment published by the European Environment Agency this week.

The report, 'Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2012' finds that higher average temperatures have been observed across Europe as well as decreasing precipitation in southern regions and increasing precipitation in northern Europe. The Greenland ice sheet, Arctic sea ice and many glaciers across Europe are melting, snow cover has decreased and most permafrost soils have warmed.



*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Nov 23rd, 2012 at 03:33:31 PM EST
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by asdf on Fri Nov 23rd, 2012 at 06:56:58 PM EST
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Care should be taken in reading this graph: it tracks departures from the average temperature, not change in the average temperature.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Nov 24th, 2012 at 02:04:31 AM EST
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That looks very very exceptional. But, year-to-date says little: a diagram with time on the X axis and both current-month and 12-month running average deviation from the 20th-century average might be more telling.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Nov 24th, 2012 at 04:09:33 AM EST
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Well, that's just the US. If you were to correct for the quantity of hot air blown by Mitt Romney throughout the year, I think you'd find it would have been one of the coolest recorded years.

See? You don't need global warming to explain that deviation.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Sat Nov 24th, 2012 at 10:54:49 AM EST
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