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Early warning for extreme weather planned as Europe temps accelerate

The U.N. proposed a system for reaching everyone on Earth with early warnings against extreme and dangerous weather.

Gorner Glacier, by the Monte Rosa massif above Zermatt, Switzerland, is one of the most studied in the world
Gorner Glacier, by the Monte Rosa massif above Zermatt, Switzerland, is one of the most studied in the world and has been retreating drastically since the end of the 19th century (AN/J. Heilprin)

Supercharged by heat-trapping carbon emissions, the Earth is warming in Europe faster than anywhere else, with dramatic consquences.

Last year, high impact weather and climate events across Europe led to hundreds of fatalities, directly affected more than half a million people and caused economic damages exceeding US$50 billion. The mostly deadly extreme climate events come as heatwaves, particularly in Western and Southern countries.

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