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    Climate change
    is expected to magnify regional differences in
    Europe’s natural resources and assets. Negative
    impacts will include increased risk of inland flash
    floods and more frequent coastal flooding and
    increased erosion due to storminess and sea level
    rise. Mountainous areas will face glacier retreat,
    reduced snow cover and winter tourism, and
    extensive species losses – in some areas up to 60
    percent under high emissions scenarios by 2080.
    Climate change is also projected to increase the
    health risks due to heat waves and the frequency of
    wildfires. The opposite extreme, record-breaking
    cold weather, is also predicted to become more
    common. People were immobilized when roads and
    walkways became covered in ice on the shores of
    Lake Leman in Switzerland, near Geneva.

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