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Press release on Climate | Energy

Climate change: Average temperatures on the rise, more hot days

Germany's National Meteorological Service, the Deutscher Wetterdienst, and the Federal Environment Agency believe the trend in weather records confirm the forecasts made by climate researchers. Extreme weather events with heavy precipitation or heat waves have increased tangibly in the past few decades, and it is likely that their occurrence and intensity will continue to rise. “The current flooding in Pakistan, the enduring heat waves in Russia and Japan, and floods in Saxony corroborate climate researchers‘ predictions about the greater frequency of extreme weather events. These events make it obvious how important it is to prepare for the consequences”, says Jochen Flasbarth, President of the Federal Environment Agency.  Although none of the extreme weather events  is attributable to global climate change alone, there is a trend towards more such weather extremes. read more

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