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At the atmosphere and actively to minimize the weight of mortality and illness on human populations and ecosystems. T ere isn't any time for complacency. activities has to be taken urgently to guard the surroundings of Europe and guarantee the overall healthiness of its voters. 1 govt Director, eu setting service provider 2 Director, unique Programme on health and wellbeing and surroundings, WHO local Of ce for Europe 00_weather 00_weather events_neu. indd XVIII events_neu. indd XVIII 22. 06. 2005 22. 06. 2005 13:01:07 13:01:07 Editorial 'Si le recognize de lhomme est fonde dans le c ur des hommes, les hommes f niront bien par fonder en retour le systeme social, politique ou economique qui consacrera ce recognize' "Lettre a un otage," Antoine de Saint-Exupery T e worldwide weather is altering. over the past a hundred years warming has been saw in all continents with a regular elevate of zero. 6 zero. 2 C (man SD) during the twentieth century. T e maximum temperature adjustments happened at center and excessive latitudes within the northern hemispheres. T e pattern in the direction of hotter normal floor temperatures for the interval considering 1976 is approximately 3 times that of the earlier a hundred years as an entire. within the final a long time warming appears caused by human actions (man-made environmental adjustments) like land-use alterations, deforestation, urbanisation and the relief of wetlands. worldwide weather switch is perhaps observed via a rise in frequency and depth of utmost climate occasions.
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For both hemispheres the rate of increase has accelerated since the 1960s although it is somewhat weaker for the southern hemisphere. Although the increases in temperature are impressive they still refer only to the Earth’s surface. Moreover the records on which such constructions of the global temperature curve are based are plagued by the usual problems associated with climatic data: they are sparse in space and time and there are quality control issues. Furthermore, for sometime the satellite-based measurements of mean tropospheric temperatures did not show any indication of warming as recorded by the surface record.