Deadliest Natural Disasters of All Time That Shook The World

2003 European Heat Wave

2003 European Heat Wave

The European heatwave of 2003 was recorded to be the hottest summer year of Europe since 1540. The temperature across Europe went up so high, that the heatwave almost burnt farmlands further resulting in poor harvests. Fodder and grain production fell drastically, elevating the costs for livestock farmers.

The scorching heat led the Alpine glaciers to shrink by 10 percent. There were rocks sliding and dried up bushes, and trees that fed the flames leaving acres of forests on fire. It raised serious concerns over “global warming” too. At least 30,000 deaths were reported out of which more than 14,000 were in France alone.

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