The heat is currently simmering in northwest India and Pakistan, with a record high of over 49 degrees in the Indian capital New Delhi on Sunday and a peak of 51 degrees in Pakistan. Extreme heat and its consequences
Crop losses, water and electricity cuts affect millions.
The researchers say this is further evidence of a link between global warming and extreme weather events. It is clear that climate change is already having a serious impact worldwide, with pre-industrial average global temperatures rising by 1.1 degrees worldwide.
Another temperature record may be broken
An analysis by the British Met Office looked at record temperatures in April and May 2010 in northwest India and Pakistan. The current heat is expected to set another record.
Using 14 computer models, the scientists developed two scenarios: one is a global warming world and the other is a world unaffected by human-caused warming. The 2010 heat wave is likely to occur in our world 100 times warmer.
Extreme heat waves will occur nearly every year by the end of the century, even as carbon emissions decline.
Heat waves in the pre-monsoon periods and in April and May were previously characteristic of the region, but the study showed that climate change increases the intensity of heat waves.
The Bureau of Meteorology expects the temperature in some places in the area to reach 50 degrees during the week or on the weekends, and the heat won’t dampen much at night.
During Typhoon Hagibis in 2019, the likelihood of severe rainfall in Japan increased by 67% due to global warming, and man-made climate change increased damage from storms by $4 billion. Devastating floods in southern Africa and Europe, heat waves in North America and storms in southeast Africa have also exacerbated climate change, MTI writes.
Frederic Otto, of Imperial College London and Head of the Global Weather Referral Group, highlighted:
If the world does not drastically reduce its use of oil, gas and coal, man-made climate change will have even more serious consequences.
According to a report from the United Nations, in 2021, critical global indicators of the climate crisis broke new records. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres drew attention to the fact that humanity has not been able to deal with climate change.
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