The government is now looking at a “more pessimistic scenario” where warming hits 4C. Bechu added that “in truth, we should call it realistic”. It could mean years where heatwaves last up to two months and some southern parts of the country have up to 90 nights with tropical temperatures a year. This degree of warming would also see more extreme rainfall in northern parts of France and longer droughts in the south and west of the country. Water shortages could also increase, causing pressure on agriculture, and “almost all French glaciers will have disappeared”.

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