Sicily reports highest temperature ever recorded in Europe
Aug. 16, 2021
Q: Sicily reported a temperature of 48.8 degrees Celsius (119.84 Fahrenheit) last week, which would be the highest ever recorded in Europe if it is confirmed. Where is the Italian island of Sicily?
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Q: A few days after Sicily reported its record temperature, what Iberian Peninsula nation nearly a 1,000 miles to the west reported reaching a high of 47.2 degrees Celsius (116.96 Fahrenheit)?
Q: Last week’s record-breaking temperatures came after July became the hottest month in modern history, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). July’s global combined land and ocean-surface temperature exceeded the previous record in ...
A. July 2020
B. July 2019
C. July 2016
D. All of the above
Q: A UN panel reported last week that Earth’s average surface temperature has likely not been this warm over a long period in about 125,000 years. The report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change came less than three months before a key climate summit to be held in Glasgow. Where is Glasgow?
Q: Would we reverse climate change if we stopped pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere?
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