October 6, 2022

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“No place is safe” – Corriere.it

For sixty years, climate scientists have been predicting and explaining in every possible detail what will inevitably happen on Earth. Severe heat waves, floods, droughts, hurricanes of unprecedented intensity. Little has been done to stop this race. And the climate crisis has surpassed all forecasts for the worst. Now the same scientists say: “No place is safe”. The fires in Siberia and now Canada confirm this. All parts of the world, from North America to Europe, Asia to Australia, need to be prepared for increasing extreme weather events.

On the northwest coast of the United States, from northern California to Alaska, temperatures reached an all-time high earlier this summer. In British Columbia, the level of mercury in the village of Lytton rose to a staggering 47.9. Two days later, the village of 300 citizens disappeared amidst the flames of a fire that erupted precisely because of that extreme temperature, the Sahara Desert being more common than the forests located more or less 50 degrees above London’s altitude. Across Canada, hundreds of people have died from heat stress, roads have crumbled, and power cables have been severed.

Climate links between the Arctic and Yakutia

This is not just happening in Canada. In early July, Russian officials announced an unprecedented heat and drought in Saga of the Siberian Republic, also known as Yakutia, which supports the widespread spread of wildfires throughout the region, which is 80% surrounded by boar forests. , Or Taiga. . There have been more than 250 fires on 600,000 hectares of land across Russia’s largest regional republic.

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Michael E. Mann is Professor and Professor of Atmospheric Science at Pennsylvania State University New Climate War, Said the climate was somewhat destabilized by the dramatic warming of the Arctic and failed to capture what is happening with existing climate models. We now see unprecedented heat wave-like phenomena in Western America.

Temperature and humidity are dangerous to humans

The situation in the Middle East is even worse, with five countries crossing the 50 mark in early June. “Non-living” heat, when the so-called “wet bubble” temperature (supplied by a thermometer covered with a damp cloth) is above 35: when humidity is low, humans can maintain temperatures above 50. The temperature and humidity are high, nothing can cool the body, sweat or drown in water. Man does not live in the shadows. Last year, some places in the Persian Gulf and the Indus Valley in Pakistan had already reached this limit, only an hour or two, only in small areas. The danger is that the duration and extent of these “inhumane” conditions will expand if we do not disappear in the future. (Read after the links)

An increase in greenhouse gases increases the risk fivefold

The main cause of heat waves and fire, the UN. Agencies have confirmed that climate change is undoubtedly underway. Anthropology Greenhouse gas emissions (i.e., created by human activity) can measure warming, so scientists can now calculate the increased probability of serious events. For example, the heat wave that engulfed Europe in 2019 – which killed 2,500 people – is five times greater than it would have been without global warming.

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Zero emission target by 2050

Scientists warn that zero net CO2 emissions are the only viable solution by 2050. However, adaptation is equally important to the climate crisis. That is, be prepared for future heat waves by planning for upcoming unavoidable health emergencies. Providing information and services until the most vulnerable individuals are transferred to refrigerated areas. Manage power supplies better, so that, as happened in the United States, they are no longer affected by sudden blackouts, and design cities and homes with greenery and other heat-resistant solutions, for example the city of Miami, with large crown plants that provide more shade instead of palm trees.

Programs of the most vulnerable countries in COP26

According to the Paris Climate Agreement, signed in 2015, so far only 13 countries have submitted their adaptation plans. And even those plans are generally considered “not enough”. COP26 summit to be held in Glasgow in November – outbreak of Govt-19 epidemic – “Focus on planning for adaptation and funding for vulnerable countries – warns Defender Simon Lewis, Professor of Global Change Science at the University College London and University of Leeds -. To control the effects of increasingly violent heat waves, we must reduce emissions and adapt to the intelligent world we create. Climate stabilization by 2050 is a part of working life that we must all allow to prosper in this new world. There is no time to lose “.