Past seven years were hottest on record, EU climate service reports

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The past seven years have been the warmest on record, according to the EU’s climate change service Copernicus. The year 2021, like 2015 and 2018, was among the less hot of these hottest years, according to climate year data presented on Monday by the EU’s Copernicus climate change service. But Europe saw its warmest summer on record – just ahead of the summers of 2010 and 2018 – with a putative record temperature of 48.8 degrees measured in Sicily standing out. It was 0.8 degrees above the previous European record. In addition, 2021 was marked by extreme weather events – such as the floods tha…

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