Because of human activities, global warming will continue, leading to hurricanes, floods, droughts
Dead fish in a dried up river in the autonomy of Sejong in South Korea. June 2017, godatta: epa/vostock-photo
2017 will be one of the three most hot for all history of meteorological observations, reports The Guardian with reference to the conclusions of the world meteorological organization (WMO).
The results of the research were presented in Bonn, where the international summit on the protection of the planet from climate change.
The temperature for the first nine months of 2017 not exceeded 2016, which set records due to the period of El niño, but was higher than in all the years leading up to 2015. The phenomenon of El niño is associated with changes in climate indicators in the Pacific region, which is characterized by an increase in temperature of surface water in the Pacific ocean and leads to natural disasters. The effect is observed every 3-7 years.
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The Secretary General of WMO, petteri Taalas said that the past three years are three of the hottest and the General trend remains the same.
“We have seen exceptional weather phenomena: in Asia, the temperature reached 50 degrees Celsius, a record in its power the storms came, one after another in the Caribbean sea and the Atlantic ocean, reaching even the shores of Ireland, millions of people suffered from heavy rains and floods, while in East Africa there is a drought”, – he reminded.
Taalas said that the scientists continue to analyze these phenomena, but now we can say that a considerable part of them is the consequences of climate change, which is caused by human activity the greenhouse effect: forests continue to be cut, and the hydrocarbon fuel are used equally intensively.
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In the past decade, warming has stalled, but is now again gaining momentum, stated the head of the WMO.
One of the main themes of the summit will be the Paris climate agreement in 2015, whose members have pledged to cut emissions to limit global temperature increase. Current levels of emissions, estimated to result in a temperature increase of 3 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels. This will lead to an increase in global sea level, more frequent droughts and record heat around the world, hurricanes and floods.
The Guardian cites experts who expect the strongest impact of global warming in human terms would affect developing countries. In particular, the biggest problems are projected for South Asia.
In June 2017 the US President announced that his country was emerging from the Paris agreement.