June 12th, 2006

Some like it hot….

And some really don’t like it hot… and I’m one of them. May have to move to up-and-coming Murmansk in the next 20 years to escape the heat. The chart shows the predicted European temperature rise until 2100, with the extreme hot European summer of 2003 shown as a yellow blob – and it really was hot. About 30,000 people died prematurely and much agricultural output was lost. But the models predict that the 2003 heatwave will be typical of summer temperatures by 2050, and unusually cool by 2080.

That is depressing. Especially as something similar will happen to many places outside Europe that are already unbearably hot.

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