The climate crisis is a global issue. In 2019, a massive heatwave killed four thousand in Europe.
While the impact of climate change is more severe in other parts of the world, we should not underestimate what it is already doing to Europe. “There have been a lot of changes to the climate in Europe in the past few years,” says Diaz Lopez. “The combination of periods of extreme heat and flooding is dramatic. It impacts bridges, roads, and other parts of the infrastructure. The impact on European citizens is real, and local decision-makers are starting to feel the obligation to act.”