In the Netherlands, Rotterdam Faces Climate Change Intimately

by Jeroen Spangenberg. This story originally appeared on PassBlue.

ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands — Record heat waves have crippled a number of cities this summer, one most visibly the Netherlands’ second largest, Rotterdam. Experts point to climate change.

Sunflowers against the Rotterdam skyline
In Rotterdam, a city that promotes green roofs, a public version includes a cafe, above. The city was recently hit with record-high temperatures as well as record lows for July. JEROEN SPANGENBERG

According to new data widely reported from the World Meteorological Organization…