European Winters Gone by 2080?

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European Winters Gone by 2080? - 08/20/04 04:42 PM

The European Environment Agency reported this week that Europe is warming up faster than the rest of the rest of the world, and that the continent's cold winters could be non-existent thanks to global warming by 2080.

The EEA also predicted that floods and heat waves would become more frequent - putting the elderly and sick at risk of death - and that the two thirds of the glaciers on the Swiss Alps could be melted by 2050.

European temperatures, according to predictions made by the agency, have risen an average of 1.7F over the last century, while the rest of the world has experienced a 0.36F increase. Climate-related natural disasters doubled in Europe in the 1990s.

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