Climate change: days with more than 50 degrees doubled

According to the study, the total number of days above 50ºC increased in each of the past four decades.

And, between 1980 and 2009, temperatures exceeded 50 ° C about 14 days a year on average, a figure that increased to 26 days between 2010 and 2019.

They also indicated that in the same period, also on average, there were two more weeks a year in which temperatures exceeded 45 degrees.

Friederike Otto, a leading climate scientist, said that “the increase can be attributed 100% to the use of fossil fuels.”


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According to published research, “As the entire planet warms, extreme temperatures become more likely and more intense”.

Elsewhere, the report notes that high temperatures “can be deadly to humans and nature, and cause significant problems in buildings, roads and power systems.”

Temperatures of 50 ° C occur predominantly in the Middle East and Persian Gulf regions but after record temperatures of 48.8 ° C were recorded in Italy and 49.6 ° C in Canada this summer, scientists have warned that temperatures above 50 ° C will be experienced elsewhere unless we reduce fossil fuel emissions.

For her part, climate researcher Sihan Li, said that “we need to act quickly. The faster we reduce our emissions, the better we will all be,” he said.

“With continued emissions and inaction, these extreme heat events will not only become more severe and frequent, but emergency response and recovery will be more demanding,” Li added.

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