Heat waves are getting more frequent and hotter with climate change

Heat waves are getting more frequent and hotter with climate change

Humanity Has Entered an Era of Global Boiling

This assessment prompted United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to affirm that humanity has passed an era of ordinary global warming, rather than entering an era of “global boiling”. Recently, worrying data has also emerged regarding the oceans, where surface temperatures have reached exceptionally high levels since April, reaching unprecedented levels in July. A new all-time record for ocean temperature was set on 30 July, reaching 20.96 °C, and for the entire month, surface temperatures were 0.51 °C above the average (1991– 2020).

The signs of global warming are becoming increasingly clear

Indisputable signs of global warming, mainly due to human activities, especially the burning of fossil fuels, have emerged simultaneously around the world. The signs are widespread: from Greece partially destroyed by the flames to Canada ravaged by severe flooding; From extreme heatwaves in southern Europe and northern Africa to parts of the southern United States and China, which were followed by heavy rains.

Confirming that these events do not follow a cyclical pattern, the World Weather Attribution (WWA) Science Network recently stated that Europe and the United States are experiencing extreme heat waves. They would not have been possible without the influence of human activities, Meanwhile, Copernicus data indicate that Antarctic sea ice has reached its lowest extent for a month in July since satellite observations began, 15% below the average for that month.

The Deputy Director of the European Copernicus Service emphasized that 2023 on track to be third warmest year on record, the temperature is higher than the recent average by 0.43°C. They also highlighted that the global average temperature in July was 1.5 °C higher than pre-industrial levels, thus underscoring the urgent need to tackle climate change.

WWF: Climate change is a serious threat to Italy

WWF highlights the importance of analysis that should put an end to the sad and fruitless unscientific debate, fueled primarily by lobbyists, and which calls into question the seriousness of current events. rather it has been confirmed Accelerating climate action is of primary importance to our country, It has been known for years that the Mediterranean Sea represents a turning point from a climate point of view, being exposed to increasingly extreme and frequent events due to the global increase in average temperature: scientists predict that, in the future, heatwaves Waves such as this year will be even more frequent, occurring every 2-5 years.

Government must accelerate climate action

WWF claims Climate deniers are wasting precious time and the government and parliament must prioritize the climate crisis, WWF also said that the PNIEC (Integrated National Energy-Climate Plan) and Adaptation Plan should be revised to include more ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting renewable energy. WWF also said that cities need to plan to adapt to the effects of climate change, such as heat waves and heat islands.

WWF is calling on the government and parliament to take urgent action to tackle the climate crisis. The environmental union has said that climate change is a serious threat to our planet and its We must act now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change impacts that are already underway,

WWF has also called upon citizens to do their bit to tackle the climate crisis. In fact, we can all make a difference Reducing our energy consumption, using renewable energy and supporting companies and organizations committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Environmental organizations are calling for climate legislation

Major environmental organizations, including WWF, green Peace, legambiente, Kyoto Club I Transport and Environmentthey asked the government approve a law on climateTo. It will aim to establish a structural and systematic approach to combat the climate crisis, ensure its effective management and define clear objectives. Key demands have the key goal of achieving climate neutrality by mid-century, with well-defined milestones.

The ambition of the law also provides for the allocation of a carbon budget to each production sector, thereby ensuring sustainable management of emissions in each sector. Furthermore, the associations propose the establishment of a Scientific Council for Climate, which would be responsible for making decisions based on solid scientific data, a fundamental step towards informed and effective climate action.