Climatic change in Spain

According to the latest report Publisher by the European Environmental Agency, the UE member status most affected by climatic change are Spain and Portugal.

The report says that average temperatures in Europe have increased almost 1º more than the average in the rest of the world, and that global warming in Spain and Portugal has been even higher. The report warns of increased drought in southern Spain, more forest fires, wide-spread heatwaves and further risks for human health due to the heat.

According to the authors of the report, cold winters will have disappeared by 2080 by which time summer temperatures will be on average 10 percent higher than they are now.

In the 1990s the number of floods, drought or heatwaves in Europe doubled compared to the 1980s, and the cost of these natural disasters in terms of money now adds up to euros each year.

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