Earth's climate: more heat waves, droughts and floods in the future

Scientists report paints a dismal outlook for the world

Heatwave in Europe, droughts in Africa, floods in Asia: it will increase due to global warming, with large regional differences — so the report says climate scientists. This paper of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the most comprehensive work done to date, in which scientists tried to measure the potential impact of warming on the frequency and intensity of weather events.

Worst-case scenario, which assumes that report, entire regions become uninhabitable.

"If a disaster will take place more often and with greater amplitude, some areas will become less suitable for living and doing business. In some cases, migration can become permanent and can lead to tense situation in the areas where it will be done ", — the report says.

The document was drawn up in preparation for the annual UN conference on climate change, which will take place from 28 November to 9 December in Durban (South Africa). Based on hundreds of different reports and studies, climatologists have concluded that climate change will increase the frequency and intensity of floods, cyclones, droughts, unprecedented heat wave in the once temperate climate areas.

Western Europe may suffer from it has never been the heat, as it was in 2003, when the temperature is exorbitant for the region has led to more than 20 thousand deaths across the continent. This summer may be the average of the mid-21st century. Over the last century, the average global temperature has increased by one degree Celsius. By 2100, it may increase by as much as five. U.S. and Caribbean countries will face a potentially more devastating hurricanes with stronger winds and heavy precipitation.

In West Africa, a model of climate change shows the deepening drought, especially in areas where there is a shortage and so food.

Small island nations face the threat of rising sea levels, which will lead to coastal erosion, water pollution, loss of agricultural land, and in the case of storms — increased risk of immersion in water. In some cases you will have to resort to permanent evacuation. In the south and south-east Asia is expected to double the number of scientists thunderstorms and heavy rain. In the East, the intense heat will become more frequent.

Previously, we reported that if no move to cleaner energy sources, the number of natural disasters may increase. Because of the potential rejection of nuclear energy, global climate may change. Due to global warming, in Siberia, Tomsk drought can occur.

"Bagnet" also reported that the climate is changing and the Ukraine. According to the forecasts of some experts, in 50 years it will be like the African.

Source: France 24

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