Extreme cold in south east Europe, 2017

Snowflakes, Photo by Kalle Kortelainen on Unsplash

Severe winter weather struck southeastern Europe, with extreme cold and snow in Italy, the Balkans and Turkey. This caused many accidents on roads, school closures, and cancelled flights. The Danube river and Bosporus sea strait were closed for shipping.

European heatwave, July 2015

Dry grass, Photo by Mat Reding on Unsplash

A team of international scientists says that it is virtually certain that the heatwave that stretched across much of Europe in early July was more likely to happen now than in the past due to climate change.