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Publication Air pollution — SOER 2010 thematic assessment
Emissions of air pollutants derive from almost all economic and societal activities. They result in clear risks to human health and ecosystems. In Europe, policies and actions at all levels have greatly reduced anthropogenic emissions and exposure but some air pollutants still harm human health. Similarly, as emissions of acidifying pollutants have reduced, the situation for Europe's rivers and lakes has improved but atmospheric nitrogen oversupply still threatens biodiversity in sensitive terrestrial and water ecosystems. The movement of atmospheric pollution between continents attracts increasing political attention. Greater international cooperation, also focusing on links between climate and air pollution policies, is required more than ever to address air pollution.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Thematic assessments
SOER Key fact Understanding climate change - key fact 3
The decade 2000-2009 was the warmest on record. Europe has warmed more than the global average.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Understanding climate change — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key facts
SOER Message Understanding climate change — key message 1
Global mean temperature in 2009 was 0.7-0.8 °C higher than in pre-industrial times and the decade 2000-2009 was the warmest on record. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded in 2007 that most of the global warming since the middle of the 20th century is very likely to have been due to human influences.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Understanding climate change — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key messages
Common environmental theme D source code Climate change mitigation - Why care? (Finland)
Climate change mitigation - Why care?
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Finland
Figure Troff document Sensitivity of cereal yields to climate change for maize and wheat
A small increase in temperature has a positive impact on cereals yield, while a high increase (3-5 oC) has a negative impact
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Figure Simulated land average maximum number of consecutive dry days for different European regions (1860-2100)
The 20th century (black), models simulations for IPCC SRES intermediate A1B (orange) and low B1 (green) emission scenarios
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Press Release Climate change evident across Europe, confirming urgent need for adaptation
Climate change is affecting all regions in Europe, causing a wide range of impacts on society and the environment. Further impacts are expected in the future, potentially causing high damage costs, according to the latest assessment published by the European Environment Agency today.
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Press Release Greenhouse gases: 2011 emissions lower than previously estimated
Greenhouse gases fell by 3.3 % in the EU in 2011, leading to the lowest level of emissions in reports going back to 1990. The decrease in 2011 was also the third largest over this period, according to official data compiled by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and reported by the EU to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
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Figure Potential alcohol level at harvest for Riesling in Alsace (France) 1972-2003
The figure shows the potential alcohol level at harvest for Riesling in Alsace
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Figure application/x-troff-me Temperature-mortality relationship in 15 European cities
Figure shows relationship between daily maximum apparent temperature (Barcelona: mean apparent temperature) and natural mortality (blue) and 95% confidence interval (grey).
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