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This is how frequent extreme droughts could become in Europe

A picture of a European mountain town, as droughts are set to intensify.

Regions like the Alps could see an increase in extreme summer droughts by more than 50%. Image: Unsplash/Tim Trad

Suzanna Burgelman
Science Writer, Frontiers
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Regions like the Alps, France, the Mediterranean and the Iberian Peninsula could see an increase in extreme summer droughts by more than 50%. Image: Magdalena Mittermeier
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