"Europe Unprepared For Rapidly Growing Climate Risks, Report Finds"

"Dangers of wildfires, extreme weather and other factors outgrowing preparedness, European Environment Agency says".

"Europe is not prepared for the rapidly growing climate risks it faces, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has said in its first risk assessment.

From wildfires burning down homes to violent weather straining public finances, the report says more action is needed to address half of the 36 significant climate risks with potentially severe consequences that it identifies for Europe. Five more risks need urgent action, the report says.

“Our new analysis shows that Europe faces urgent climate risks that are growing faster than our societal preparedness,” said Leena Ylä-Mononen, the EEA’s executive director."

Ajit Niranjan reports for the Guardian March 10, 2024.

Source: Guardian, 03/12/2024