This graph presents one of the more pessimistic possible scenarios forecast for temperatures in Europe over the next decade. The temperatures observed in the summer of 2003 are noted by the star. According to this forecast, last year's highs could be the starting point for much warmer temperatures to come for the region.

This graph presents one of the more pessimistic possible scenarios forecast for temperatures in Europe over the next century. The temperatures observed in the summer of 2003 are noted by a star. According to this forecast, last year's highs could be the starting point for much warmer temperatures to come.
Credit: Peter A. Stott, D.A. Stone & M.R. Allen/Nature/NPR

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