Dec 10, 2018

The Exceptional Summer Heat Wave in Southern Europe 2017

by
Sarah Kew, Sjoukje Philip, Geert Jan Van Oldenborgh, Friederike Otto, Robert Vautard, and Gerard Van Der Schrier
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Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective

Across the Euro-Mediterranean the likelihood of a heat wave at least as hot as summer 2017 is now on the order of 10%. Anthropogenic climate change has increased the odds at least threefold since 1950.