Global Warming Means More Frost-Free Days - Report

However, researchers do not find that the change in frost patterns will affect agriculture.

Published: 26-Aug-2004

INGTON (Reuters) - Frost will become less and less common across much of the world as global warming accelerates, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday.

The latest of a series of reports on the real-life effects of climate change shows fewer days and nights when the air temperature dips below freezing.

The report, from the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, joins a study from the same group released earlier this month predicting more severe and common heat waves in cities such as Paris and Chicago and another one focusing on California that showed higher temperatures would threaten the dairy and grape industries.

Also this month, the European Environment Agency predicted that cold winters could disappear almost entirely from Europe by 2080 and that heat waves and floods would become more common.

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