Why Is It So Hot? Europe’s Heat Wave Explained

From a story on politico.eu by Victor Jack and Karl Mathiesen headlined “Why is it so effing hot? Europe’s heat wave explained”:

Europe is in the grips of a fierce heat wave, with temperatures this week set to break new records — possibly leading to thousands of excess deaths.

The heat expected to hit Western Europe on Monday and Tuesday follows days of intense weather on the Iberian Peninsula, where hundreds have already died as a result of blistering heat that experts say was made worse by climate change.