Abnormal cold, the recent increase, does not reveal a false theory of global warming. Frosts are merely harbingers of future climate change, writes Live Science.
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Snowfalls in the Middle East, as well as freeze in California that occurred this winter, it is quite likely in the face of rising temperatures. "With global warming, the regions of the Earth, which have cold winters, yet will continue to face the cold weather," — says climatologist Michael Mann of the University of Pennsylvania. However, "with climate change weather anomalies will occur more and more often, while the usual weather will become a rarity."
Anomalous cold and snow, according to climatologists, due to the fact that the earth is warming, and the warm air holds more moisture than cold air. As a result, at sufficiently low temperatures, "winter in areas with warm climates are accompanied by heavy snowfall."
Overall, the global temperature will continue to rise. "In most of the Earth's surface temperature over a century to grow significantly. And if we continue to warm the planet by increasing the concentration of greenhouse gases by burning fossil fuels, we will face serious negative consequences" — warned Mann.
"If a broader view of what is happening, it is clear that we are seeing a general warming and a sharp increase in temperature records," — said climate scientist, referring to the fires that are currently raging in Australia, and about the heat faced by the United States last summer. "All of these are symptoms of the impact of climate change on our weather," — he concluded.
Recall that in November last year, the World Bank experts have warned that in the beginning of XXII. global temperature could rise by four degrees Celsius, causing the planet to change beyond recognition. The temperature rise, according to the World Bank, will reduce world food supplies, the loss of ecosystems and biodiversity, increase in sea level. Moreover, the negative effects of warming turn into a big problem for the poorest regions of the planet.
Previous to the same conclusion the American climate scientists who believe that global warming will be developed in the worst case scenario, by the end of this century, the average temperature could rise by about 4.5 degrees. As a result of sea level rise and the number of natural disasters — droughts, storms and floods.
Category: Natural disasters and the environment