Europe is warming faster than any other continent


A pedestrian uses an umbrella to protect herself from the sun, at Canary Wharf, during a heatwave in London, UK, on Monday, July 18th, 2022. | Jose Sarmento Matos/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Europe is heating up faster than any other continent in the world, a new report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) finds. Since 1991, temperatures in Europe have risen more than twice as fast as global average temperatures. That’s brought extreme swings in weather, from devastating floods to deadly heatwaves.

The consequences are brutal, despite Europe having more resources than many other parts of the world to cope with climate change. For example, three in four people in Europe have access to early warning systems for disasters exacerbated by climate change. In comparison, the United Nations recently found that half of the world lacks adequate early warning systems.

“Europe presents a live picture of a warming world and…

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