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Europe Can Expect Drier Summers

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A new study projects that summers across the continent will become drier for most of Europe through the century. Furthermore, human induced climate change is expected to increase the frequency of extremely dry conditions across all of Europe. The study analysed not only summer trends and extreme events through modelling rainfall changes, but also considers the effect of temperature warming via changes in evapotranspiration, following SSP2 4.5, a medium emission scenario. The results provide insight as to how communities will need to adapt as they prepare to see deficits in water availability and heatwave-related droughts.

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