Europe is warming twice as fast as the global average.
A report launched today in Dublin shows the effects of global warming on the continent.
The study carried out by the EU's climate change group and the World Meterological Organisation.
It shows 2022 in Europe was marked by extreme heat, drought and wildfires.
Last year - sea surface temperatures reached new highs - while there was also a marine heatwave - where sea waters rise above normal levels for a period.
The benchmark for climate change is 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial temperates but in 2022 - Europe was 2.3 degrees above that.
And as a result of weather and climate-related incidents - there were over 16,000 deaths in Europe and the changes also impacted 156,000 people directly.
The report was launched as the European Climate Chance Adaptation Conference takes place in Dublin.
Dr Carlo Buontempo, Director, Copernicus Climate Change Service said, "The record-breaking heat stress that Europeans experienced in 2022 was one of the main drivers of weather-related excess deaths in Europe.
"Unfortunately, this cannot be considered a one-off occurrence or an oddity of the climate.
"Our current understanding of the climate system and its evolution informs us that these kinds of events are part of a pattern that will make heat stress extremes more frequent and more intense across the region.”