Last year was the warmest on record across Europe, breaking the previous high mark by a considerable distance, say scientists. Temperatures across the region were more than 1.9C above the long-term average between 1981 and 2010. The State of the Climate 2020 report from the American Meteorological Society says temperatures in the Arctic are also rising rapidly. The temperature over land there was the highest since records began in 1900.
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Life in the UK under climate change will see an increasing number of summer days that are too hot to enjoy, scientists have warned as new data reveals 2020 was Europe’s warmest year on record. For many, the misery will be made worse because of rising numbers of “tropical nights” when the temperature fails to fall below 20C and sleep becomes difficult. Temperatures across Europe were in some places almost three degrees above the annual average last year, while the UK recorded its third hottest year on record, according to the latest State of the Climate report published by the American Meteorological Society.
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