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European temperatures are rising, most record temperatures have occurred in the past 20 years

Over the past two decades, Europe has witnessed a notable shift in temperature patterns, primarily driven by the global phenomenon of climate change.

 One of the most prominent and consistent trends in Europe over the last 20 years has been a significant increase in average temperatures. Each decade has been warmer than the previous one, with some years experiencing record-breaking temperatures. This warming trend is in line with the broader global climate change phenomenon.

Moreover, Europe has experienced a higher frequency and intensity of heatwaves during this period. These heatwaves can have severe consequences, including health risks, stress on infrastructure, and agricultural challenges. The summer of 2003 stands out as a particularly devastating heatwave, with thousands of fatalities recorded across the continent.

This particular set of data created by Reddit user sdbernard clearly shows two significant observations:
- Most recorded record temperatures in Europe have occurred in the last two decades
- It has gotten very hot in Spain & southern France throughout June 2019.

European temperatures are rising, most record temperatures have occurred in the past 20 years

Climate change has resulted in altered weather patterns across Europe. This includes increased variability, extreme weather events, and shifts in precipitation patterns. Some regions have seen heavier rainfall, leading to flooding, while others have faced prolonged droughts.

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