Last year was the hottest on record for Europe and this year is on course to be the hottest globally, analysis shows. Eleven of the 12 warmest years on record for the continent have occurred since 2000, according to the European state of the climate report from the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service. There were three periods of exceptionally warm weather in Europe last year, with many countries experiencing their warmest ever February and the UK having its warmest winter day, with the temperature rising to 21.2C at Kew Gardens, southwest London, on February 26.
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Barack Obama has warned that the climate crisis “will force far harsher changes” on future generations than the coronavirus pandemic and urged people to “demand more” from leadership to protect the plant. In a message on Twitter on Earth Day, the former president shared an Associated Press report about the young climate activists that have galvanised a global movement 50 years after Earth day was recognised, and how the youth-led movement has adapted to the current health crisis. He said: “All of us should follow the young people who’ve led the efforts to protect our planet for generations, and demand more of our leaders at every level.”
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