The terrible fires, heat waves, drought, soaring, major floods and severe storms are extremes that are predicted by experts who claim that we are closer to global warming. Associated Press says: if you want to see some of the terrible consequences of global warming, look atÂ America in recent weeks. But no matter what happensÂ in America,
The terrible fires, heat waves, drought, soaring, major floods and severe storms are extremes that are predicted by experts who claim that we are closer to global warming.
Associated Press says: if you want to see some of the terrible consequences of global warming, look atÂ America in recent weeks.
But no matter what happensÂ in America, it is too early to say whether it is climate change, becauseÂ temperature extremes are nothing unusual, some say. Even when measured in aÂ single month over three thousands of temperature records. Even when the weatherÂ has all the features that were announced prior to twenty years.
The warnings of experts toÂ meet?
In fact, another thing thatÂ concerns scientists can definitively confirm that it is global warming. AP saidÂ it was extremely time now located in the United States. Europe, Asia and AfricaÂ have not yet experienced a similar disaster, although in recent years theyÂ experienced similar weather extremes.
“Since 1988, expertsÂ have warned that climate change will bring an increase in heat waves, more droughts,Â more sudden downpours, widespread fires, and stronger storms. In the U.S. theseÂ extremes just happen,” writes the AP.
In this year, more than 2.1Â million hectares of land was burned and more than 113 million people located inÂ areas of extreme heat, in two thirds of the country’s severe drought and severeÂ flooding in early June were in Minnesota and Florida.
“This is how globalÂ warming on a regional or individual level looks like. Very high heat increasesÂ the opportunity for even more heat waves, stronger drought, storms and terribleÂ fires. This is what I and my colleagues warned”, said Jonathan Overpeck, aÂ professor at the Arizona University.
“The state record isÂ something that I warned about, but many did not want to hear,” said KevinÂ Trenberth, head of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Colorado.Â
“I really look throughÂ the window that shows us how global warming looks like. And looks like this:Â the heat, large fires, as well as a great ecological disaster,” commentedÂ the AP Michael Oppenheimer, a Princeton professor.
Only one disagreesÂ
According to the AssociatedÂ Press, at least 15 scientists agreed and said this is a long, hot summer in theÂ U.S. in what can be expected in global warming. “This is how globalÂ warming in the future we will further testify to such extremes.
But one scientist disagreesÂ with that.
John Christy from the UniversityÂ of Alabama said that history is full of such extreme and that it is nothingÂ strange. “In my opinion blame Mother Nature not global warming,” heÂ added.