Stephen Leahy, International Environmental Journalist

Discovering Global Environmental Interconnections

April Heat Wave and Drought Breaks European Records

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From the coldest December ever recorded to the warmest, driest April  Britain is just one of the countries being whipsawed by extreme weather. Normally wet Scotland is experiencing rare wildfires outbreaks this week. Europe’s wheat crop is at high risk due to very hot and dry temps.

My recent science articles explaining why weather extremes are becoming more common:

Why Our Weather is Weird ‘n Wild and Why It Is Getting Worse

The Yin and Yang of Climate Extremes We Will See More of

Will Year of Climate Extremes End Without Progress on Tackling Climate Change?

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  1. Western Europe has been above normal the entire spring. What happened to the Deniers, who last winter early who crowed about the cold?

    Peter

    08/05/2011 at 4:43 am

  2. Wildfires in Scotland? Is this the norm? Dessicated crops? Is this the mid Pliocene climate- a prelude?

    Peter

    08/05/2011 at 4:44 am

  3. And yet another crop at risk :( Expecting the food prices to go even higher……

    eurobrat

    08/05/2011 at 12:21 pm


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