These regions of France will be the most affected by the heat during the next 30 years, according to a study


Author: Clark Tos
2022-10-12 13:07:02

This has not escaped anyone: the summer of 2022 was affected by several heat waves and a severe drought linked to global warming. A study by Météo France and INSEE has listed the regions of France that will suffer the most from the heat over the next 30 years.

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You may not know it, but the summer of 2022 was the hottest on record in Europe, according to the European climate change service Copernicus. And the least we can say is that abnormally hot days are likely to multiply in the hexagon . In any case, this is what a recent study carried out by Météo France and INSEE confirms.

« Over the next thirty years, the whole of metropolitan France will be exposed to an increase in the number of abnormally hot days and nights during the months of June, July and August. “says the report.

Before adding: A large part of the territory, now home to nearly 80% of the population, will experience 16 to 29 abnormally hot days in summer, while it was exposed to less than 16 abnormally hot days during the years 1976-2005 »,

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Which regions will be most affected by the high temperatures?

The two institutes have also listed the regions of France which will suffer the most from the heat by 2050. The first place of this sad podium is attributed to Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (68% of the inhabitants). Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (47% of inhabitants), as well as Occitanie (20% of inhabitants) complete the ranking.

Also according to climate projections, these areas will be subject to more than 20 days of abnormal heat during the summer periods. Unsurprisingly, the elderly and households living below the poverty line are considered to be at risk.

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« The elderly are slightly more exposed to heat anomalies than the rest of the population. Currently, 880,000 people aged 75 or over, or 16% of them, live in the territories that will be most exposed during the day. ».

Source : Insee