Norway could see 40-degree summers: climate experts

Climate researchers have warned of long-term average temperature increases of two to four degrees if climate change continues at its present rate. A number of records for hot weather have already been set this summer. The warmest temperature recorded so far this year in Norway is 34 degrees – four degrees more than the warmest day of last year. Tore Furevik, professor at the University of Bergen and director of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, said that this year’s European heatwaves have occurred more regularly and are hotter than in previous years. “Temperature changes this summer in Europe have been much larger than the annual average. Depending on what emissions we will have, I expect it could be two to four degrees warmer this century,” he added. - The Local -



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