Rain forecast this week will not be enough to end Europe’s drought, which could be the worst the continent has had in 500 years.
Environment 16 August 2022
A satellite image from 9 August reveals the effect of high temperatures and low rainfall in northern France and southern England
European Union, Copernicus Sentinel-3 imagery
Europe is experiencing what may be its worst drought in 500 years, with river flows down by around a third on average. The drought, which is likely to have been intensified by global warming, is having a serious effect on food production and river transport at a time when there is already a food crisis and soaring energy costs due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
In much of Europe, …