According to the agency, information about floods in Western Europe and China, heat waves in the United States and Canada, forest fires in Siberia, as well as 50-degree temperature records in Turkey and North African countries is increasingly appearing in the media. All this is happening against the background of unprecedented low values in South Africa and Brazil.
According to German meteorologist Johannes Kvass, the reaction of the world climate to changes does not occur immediately: the events observed today were the result of emissions that entered the atmosphere several decades ago. So, the planet has already warmed up by 1.2 degrees compared to the pre-industrial period.
At the same time, writes Bloomberg, even if humanity fulfills the goals of reducing harmful substances, warming will still not be avoided: by the end of the century, the temperature on Earth will increase by 0.3-0.8 degrees.
Scientists note that it is impossible to make an accurate forecast for reducing the rate of global climate change, despite the correct results of previous studies — such an experiment is being conducted for the first time in history.