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An update on the temperature data from 558 cities and their surroundings in Europe shows that 2018 was the warmest year since 1900 in 203 cities. Local response to the climate breakdown varies widely, according to a survey of a 61 local authorities in six countries by the European Data Journalism Network.
Data collected by European Space Agency satellites is used not only to study the impact of global warming on polar regions, but also to predict the consequences that melting ice and rising sea levels will have on our economies over the next hundred years.
The European Environment Agency created an interactive map to explore the evolution of water stress over time. Data are available since 1990.
An interactive map shows 42 extreme weather events occurred in Europe, such as heat waves, floods or droughts.
Will the European Union muster the ambition necessary to tackle climate change, and can it provide itself with the means to do so?
In Évora the temperature rose by almost one degree. Cities in Nordic countries, Eastern Europe and Southern Spain warmed the most.
In July 2018 European Data Journalism Network (EDJNet), a consortium of media from all over Europe, among which H-Alter, started a survey among 505 European cities about local responses to temperature changes. The results of the survey are used to explore how cities respond to temperature increases, and they also give an insight to general attitude towards climate change.
Hydrogeological disasters in Slovenia account for over 150 million euros of damage a year. And they are often worsened by human interventions. Especially because the country has tolerated construction in flood-prone areas for several decades.
The annual "Green Finance Mapping" report examines the financing granted by every large development bank in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or to adapt to climate change.
Europe keeps getting warmer, according to the first first collaborative investigation by EDJNet. The investigation involves the analysis of more than a century of meteorological data for 558 European cities.