Anthropogenic climate change can be observed every day — hotter and drier summers, frequent floods and milder winters are some of the most visible effects. Even the most ambitious attempts would not reverse the climate to pre-industrial levels. An all-European endeavour to meet the indications of the Paris Agreement would lead to one of the climate change scenarios, known as a Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP). An intermediate scenario, known as RCP4.5, is characterised by a peak of greenhouse gas emissions around 2040 and it leads to an average global temperature rise of between 2°C and 3°C. The most pessimistic scenario, RCP 8.5, simulates continuous emission growth and, in consequence, a rise in an average temperature as high as 12.6°C.