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World Meteorological Organization data shows heatwave deaths increased across almost all Europe in 2023

Climate change shocks caused record levels of disruption and misery for millions in Europe in 2023 with widespread flooding and severe heatwaves – a new normal which countries must adapt to as a priority, the UN weather agency said on Monday.

Heatwave threat impacts half of all children in Europe and Central Asia

New York: Half of all children in Europe and Central Asia, 92 million, are exposed to high heatwave frequency, or double the global average, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday in a new policy brief.

Heatwave conditions to prevail in US, Europe and Japan; mercury to go above 40 degrees Celsius

New Delhi: People in several parts of the United States, Europe, and Japan have been warned against heatwave conditions with temperatures soaring 40 degrees Celsius and above, media reports said.

IAEA: Europe’s largest nuclear power plant regains back-up electricity feed

New York: The Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) in Ukraine is now reconnected to its only back-up power line after four months, but the power situation at the site remains “highly vulnerable”, warned Rafael Mariano Grossi, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Monday.

Europe warming twice as fast as other continents, warns WMO

New York: Europe has been warming twice as fast as the global average since the 1980s it was revealed on Monday, with extreme weather causing excess deaths and economic disruption.

Europe: Warm start to 2023 breaks records and skiers’ hearts, says WMO

New York: The unusually warm conditions in Europe that marked the festive season broke records – and likely skiers’ hearts - in several countries on the continent, on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has confirmed.

Europe hotting up more than twice global average: WMO

New York: Temperatures in Europe have increased at more than twice the global average over the past 30 years – the highest of any continent in the world. As the warming trend continues, exceptional heat, wildfires, floods and other climate change impacts will affect society, economies and ecosystems, according to a report released Wednesday by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

New UN report urges Europe to step-up action over triple environmental crisis

New York: A new UN report presented on Wednesday to the Organization’s highest pan-European environmental policy body, covering 54 countries, is calling for greater action to tackle the triple environmental crisis roiling the planet.

Europe: Wildfires spread through second largest area on record

Brussels/IBNS: As wildfires become more than only a scarce occurrence in Europe, they have burnt the second biggest area on record while the region is only midway through its usual blaze season, as per media reports.

Extreme heat hits Europe, WMO warns of frequent heatwaves in decades ahead

London/Paris: A large section of Europe is fighting extreme heat conditions as temperature is touching record high in many countries in recent days, media reports said.

‘Surprise’ early heatwave in Europe, harbinger of things to come

New York: Sweltering conditions in Europe have come earlier than expected this year but the bad news is, they’re the shape of things to come.

Temperatures soaring in Europe, could soon touch new high: Experts

London, Aug 3 (IBNS): The average temperature in Europe is on the rise and could soon reach a new high, experts have warned.

Hotter temperatures will accelerate migration of asylum-seekers to Europe, says study

Washington, Dec 23 (IBNS): New research predicts that migrants applying for asylum in the European Union will nearly triple over the average of the last 15 years by 2100 if carbon emissionscontinue on their current path.