Extreme heat disrupts travel in Europe

TravelJuly 19, 2022 News
Extreme heat disrupts travel in Europe

People escape the heatwave by taking a barbecue in a river near the village of Luss in Argyll and Bute on the west bank of Loch Lomond, Scotland,

From CNN | Europe by Sana Noor Haq, Hafsa Khalil, Angela Dewan, Aditi Sangal, Mike Hayes and Elise Hammond, CNN

Scorching temperatures are sweeping across the globe, with the UK setting an all-time heat record and more than 100 million people under excessive warning or heat advisories in the US.

In southern and western Europe, more than 1,100 people have died from the heat in the region, as wildfires continue to rage in France and Spain.

Hot records are outpacing cool records by more than 10-to-1 so far this year. Climate scientists tell CNN this concerning trend has become more notable in recent years, and is what they would expect from climate change.

Photo by Andrew Milligan / Associated Press

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