Heatwaves are expected to become more frequent and intense with climate change. Without climate mitigation and adaptation, the death-toll from extreme heat in the EU could be more than 30 times more than at present by the end of this century.
With 3°C global warming in 2100, 90,000 Europeans could die from extreme heat annually. With 1.5°C global warming this is reduced to 30,000 deaths annually.
Download the official EU report on “Global Warming and human impacts on heat and cold extremes in the EU” in english here.