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Climate change is increasing flood risks in Europe | John Abraham

08.02.2018
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A new study finds strong agreement that flood risks in central and western Europe are rising due to global warming.As humans continue to emit greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, the world continues to warm. We see that warming everywhere - in the atmosphere, in the oceans, with rising sea levels, and melting ice. But while we know conclusively that humans are causing the warming, an equally important question is, "so what?" Really, we want to know the consequences of warming so that we can make informed decisions about what to do about it. We really have only three choices: mitigate, adapt, or ignore and suffer the consequences.A very new study was just published that helps answer this question of "so what?" The research was conducted by lead author Lorenzo Alfieri (European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Italy), Richard Betts (University of Exeter and Met Office, UK), and their colleagues. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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