Heat waves: up 30% in the future
The main cause of the 30% increase expected in heat waves are greenhouse gases and their emissions. Here’s how to better understand these extreme events.
The new research on the subject is attested by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The study team postpones the root cause of anomalous heat waves (like the current one) to human use of greenhouse gases . In the future it is predicted that scorching heat could increase by 30%. The research was coordinated by Jiayu Zheng and Chunzai Wang, of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
July 19, 2022 was the hottest day ever recorded in England, as it exceeded 40 degrees. The great heat wave hit the northern hemisphere, including Italy, and will surely repeat itself in the years to come. In order to better understand the dynamics of these events, scholars have applied prediction models to atmospheric circulation. This is to analyze the episodes of 2021, in the heat wave that had touched North America. An event that led to 1,500 deaths, massacres of marine creatures and fires.
The main causes of heat peaks are the greenhouse gases used by humans, which alter atmospheric currents. All that has led to global warming and the melting of glaciers on Earth. Here man is ruining himself with his own hands, destroying the precious nature that surrounds him.
If appropriate measures are not taken, the likelihood of extreme heat waves will increase and have a further impact on the ecological balance as well as on socially and economically sustainable development.
The models clearly indicate that the main reason for these heat spikes are greenhouse gases, which alter the normal flows of atmospheric currents.
- Heat waves, expected to increase by 30% in the coming years (ansa.it)