General Climate News

More action needed to protect Europe’s most vulnerable citizens from environmental hazards Targeted action is needed to better protect the poor, the elderly and children from environmental hazards, such as air and noise pollution and extreme temperatures. The European Environment Agency report ' Unequal exposure and unequal impacts: social vulnerability to air pollution, noise and extreme temperatures in Europe’ warns that the health of Europe’s most vulnerable citizens remains disproportionately affected by these hazards.
European Environment Agency, Wednesday 6 February 2019
Extreme rainfall events are connected across the world An analysis of satellite data has revealed global patterns of extreme rainfall, which could lead to better forecasts and more accurate climate models.
Imperial College London, Wednesday 30 January 2019
OPCC2 report released on climate change impacts and adaptation in the Pyrenees The average temperature in the Pyrenees has increased by 30% more than the world average in the last 50 years, and half of the glaciers have disappeared in the last 35 years; facts provided by the report 'Climate change in the Pyrenees: impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptation', representing a broad scientific consensus for the Pyrenean territory and which has been coordinated by the Pyrenees Climate Change Observatory (OPCC).
Pyrenees Climate Change Observatory, Monday 14 January 2019