2021: a year of wild weather

Europe can expect 50 ° C heat waves every three years if global emissions continue to rise, according to new Met Office data analysis conducted for BBC Panorama.

That’s under what’s described as a “medium” emissions scenario, and the Met Office says that unless the world takes meaningful action on climate change, by 2100 the continent can expect a similar heat wave every year. .

Before a special program, Wild Weather: Our World Under Threat, BBC Panorama has been looking back at the extreme weather events already recorded in 2021.

UK viewers can watch BBC Panorama – Wild Weather: Our World Under Threat on BBC One at 19:30 GMT on Wednesday 3 November onwards BBC iPlayer after.

More about the climate summit:

The COP26 global climate summit in Glasgow in November is seen as crucial if climate change is to be controlled. Almost 200 countries are being asked about their plans to reduce emissions, which could lead to major changes in our daily lives.


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