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Wildfires in Mediterranean Europe will increase by 40% at 1.5°C warming

2 Oct 2018, Conversation Media Group, the

New research finds that the summer fire season in Mediterranean Europe is going to get worse. Under the hottest climatic predictions of 3°C of warming, the area that is currently burned every year would double. Even more worryingly, 40% more area would be burnt even if the Paris Climate Agreement is fulfilled and warming stays below “only” 1.5°C.


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