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Climate Change – Changes across Europe

Climate Change – Changes across Europe

Experts at Newcastle University and Met Office predicts Climate Change that is driving a large increase in intense, slow-moving storms across Europe. A recent report published on Phys.Org throws some details into it.

Recent Flood in Germany and Belgium

We have already seen a deadly Flood in Germany and Belgium last week where dozens were killed and thousands missing with great damages. It was a record rainfall that caused rivers to burst their banks bringing unexpected floods. The German states of Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia were the worst hit while Netherlands also badly affected.

The Local Officials have blamed the climate change. But they said that linking every single event to the Global Warming is complicated. According to the report published on Phys.Org, Climate Change is driving a large intense, slow-moving storms. The experts at Newcastle University and the Met Office have shown there will be a significant future increase in the occurrence of slow-moving intense rainstorms.

Results of the Studies

A team of researchers led by Dr. Abdullah Kahraman of Newcastle University’s School of Engineering conducted studies. They used very detailed climate model simulations at the UK Met Office Hadley Centre. According to their findings, slower storm movement acts to increase the amount of rainfall. The rainfall accumulates locally thus increasing the risk of flash floods across Europe beyond what has been expected based on previous studies.

Read the full report here

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