Global warming "to hit Mediterranean tourism"

Mediterranean summer holidays could suffer from climate change, even if the EU target of limiting a rise in global temperatures to two degrees above pre-industrial levels is met, according to a report from environmental group WWF. The report estimates that, from mid this century, by when WWF estimates the two degree threshold will be reached, the increasing frequency of drought, forest fires and heat-waves on the Mediterranean could see the holiday season shifting to spring and autumn. Many northern Europeans are expected to forsake the Mediterranean altogether and stay at home. See press release.

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