Global warming is not only about melting icebergs or expanding deserts. It is something which does happen in our backyard as well. Data and estimates on the mean temperatures at the local level indicate that climate change has been affecting almost every corner of Europe, as mean temperatures have increased by more than 2°C in half a century in multiple areas.
EDJNet’s analysis looks at temperature data for more than 100,000 European municipalities in 35 countries. Mean values of the 1960s were compared with those of 2009-18, in order to explore the scale of global warming in each local community. Data is drawn from Copernicus and from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).