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Warm October: Reto Knotti talks about climate change


October of this year was the warmest month ever in Switzerland.

October, the warmest month since Swiss measurements began in 1864, is drawing to a close. Temperatures reached over 25 degrees locally on Friday, for example in Mervelier JU. According to the Weather Service, the night was also record-breaking at slightly higher altitudes.

Ritu Knutti, 49, a climate physicist at ETH Zurich, wasn’t surprised by the exceptionally warm Indian summer, he tells Blake. His bleak predictions suggest that “climate change will inevitably advance, and heat waves or warm phases will become more frequent in all seasons.”