HOW WILL TWO DEGREES GLOBAL WARMING IMPACT EUROPEAN SUMMER TOURISM?
It’s easy to see how important weather conditions are for tourism. Air temperature, humidity, precipitation, wind and sunshine duration – they all influence whether travellers think favourably about a holiday destination or not. And how would climate change affect the appeal of holiday destinations? At the recent COP meeting in Paris governments agreed to keep global temperature rise of this century ‘well below 2 C’. In their paper titled Implications of 2 °C global warming in European summer tourism published in the new journal Climate Services, Grillakis, Koutroulis, Seiradakis and Tsanis provide an insight of what these two degrees could mean for summer tourism in Europe from a climate comfort perspective.