South Europe cities 'face 50 days above 35 degrees'

Sep 04, 2012
People gather at the beach in Cadiz, Spain, on August 28. Southern Spain, parts of southern France, Italy, Greece, Serbia and western Turkey are likely to face more heatwaves in decades to come, says the European Environment Agency.

The European Environment Agency (EEA) on Tuesday unveiled an interactive map indicating the heatwave risk for European cities six decades from now on the basis of likely global warming trends.

Southern Spain, parts of southern France, Italy, Greece, Serbia and western Turkey are most exposed.

These regions are likely to notch up more than 50 days in the year when day temperatures will be greater than 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) and nighttime temperatures will not dip below 20 C (68 F).

The northern rim of , the British Isles, Scandinavia and the southern Baltic will have the least heatwave risk, according to the model, which looks at 2071-2100.

The map (http://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/how-vulnerable-is-your-city) looks at 500 cities, factoring in the risk of ""—heat that is stored in roads and concrete structures—and green areas that provide relief during heatwaves.

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NotParker
1.4 / 5 (11) Sep 04, 2012
Urban Heat Islands are the only man-made global warming with any validity.
rubberman
4 / 5 (4) Sep 04, 2012
Urban Heat Islands are the only man-made global warming with any validity.


Then they had better be prepared for the increased frequency of naturally occurring heat waves.
sirchick
5 / 5 (1) Sep 04, 2012
Could do with a heatwave in Uk rained all damn summer!
Sean_W
1.7 / 5 (6) Sep 04, 2012
These guys claim they can predict the climate for next season and fail; they claim to be able to predict climate for the next 2 decades and fail. These are not occasional failures among lots of successes--they ALWAYS get it wrong. But now we can be fully confident in their ability to predict climate 6 decades out. Why exactly?
Vendicar_Decarian
3.7 / 5 (6) Sep 04, 2012
BEST analysed the heat island complaint and found it to be denialist claptrap.

Ocean temperatures and Arctic temperatures are rising even though they are devoid of the claimed "heat island" effects.

"Urban Heat Islands are the only man-made global warming with any validity." - ParkerTard

ParkerTard has proven himself to be a congenital and perpetual liar.

His mental disease demands it.
Vendicar_Decarian
3.9 / 5 (8) Sep 04, 2012
Poor Sean. He just isn't smart enough to know the difference between climate and weather.

"These guys claim they can predict the climate for next season and fail;" - SeanW

What is the problem Sean? Isn't decades worth of explanation enough time for you to comprehend?
NotParker
1 / 5 (5) Sep 05, 2012
NASA found UHI to be 7 to 9C in the US northeast. Of course, they used satellites. BEST didn't do any testing at all.
Howhot
5 / 5 (3) Sep 06, 2012
You know actually; if these estimates are true, given random fluctuations, their highs will peak way beyond 35C.
kochevnik
5 / 5 (2) Sep 06, 2012
But now we can be fully confident in their ability to predict climate 6 decades out. Why exactly?
Read up on the central limit theorem.
VendicarD
3 / 5 (2) Sep 08, 2012
Ooh, lookie... Another ParkerTard Lie...

"BEST didn't do any testing at all." - ParkerTard

The BEST team has produced a paper on their testing of the UHI effect.

Their results are as follows....

"Time series of the Earth's average land temperature are estimated using the Berkeley Earth methodology applied to the full dataset and the rural subset; the difference of these is consistent with
no urban heating effect over the period 1950 to 2010, with a slope of -0.10 +- 0.24 / 100yr (95% confidence)." - Best

The full paper can be found here...

http://berkeleyea...e-26.pdf

Poor, mentally diseased ParkerTard.
NotParker
1.8 / 5 (5) Sep 09, 2012
Ooh, lookie... Another ParkerTard Lie...

"BEST didn't do any testing at all." - ParkerTard

The BEST team has produced a paper on their testing of the UHI effect.

Their results are as follows....

"Time series of the Earth's average land temperature are estimated using the Berkeley Earth methodology applied to the full dataset and the rural subset; the difference of these is consistent with
no urban heating effect over the period 1950 to 2010, with a slope of -0.10 - 0.24 / 100yr (95% confidence)." - Best

The full paper can be found here...

http://berkeleyea...e-26.pdf

Poor, mentally diseased ParkerTard.


I was right. BEST for no UHI.

And you are trying to cover it up with your standard insecure dehumanizing potty mouth.

http://climateaud...sky-scam
VendicarD
1 / 5 (2) Sep 10, 2012
Which negates the claim in the scientific paper produce by the BEST team, and for which I provided you a link.

"I was right. BEST for no UHI." - ParkerTard

I can only conclude that

a. You didn't read it.
b. You didn't understand what you read.
c. You are a willful liar regarding what the paper said.

Which is it Tard Boy?

Given your long history of lying, I presume c.
VendicarD
1 / 5 (2) Sep 10, 2012
Here is an interesting paper in the Journal Nature that ParkerTard should read.

Promoting pro-environmental action in climate change deniers

http://www.nature...fil-auth

I don't like congenital liars. No honest scientist does.