Global warming

RECORD TEMPERATURES for October in Lisbon have been blamed by environmental groups on global warming.

Beaches on the Costa de Estoril and Costa da Caparica were swarming with sun-seekers over the weekend as temperatures hovered around 35 degrees centigrade, temperatures normally associated with July and August.

Hélder Spinola, President of environmental group Quercus, said: “The high temperatures in Lisbon have been made worse by pollution, car fumes, concrete buildings, asphalt and an absence of green spaces.”

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