Climatologist: changes happening faster than anticipated

The environmental changes taking place were underestimated in the climatic models with which experts are working, Pavel Zahradníček from the CzechGlobe Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences told Czech Radio.

He said the current situation was projected to occur approximately in 2040. Over the last 60 years, temperatures in the Czech Republic have risen by an average 2 degrees Celsius. There are now twice as many summer days in which the temperature exceeds 25 degrees than half a century ago and the incidence of extreme events such as torrential rain, hailstones and gale force winds is increasing. According to climate models, the trend will continue.