The temperature is getting hotter! A graphic shows all the changes in global temperature!

The temperature is getting hotter! A graphic shows all the changes in global temperature!

Updated on July 29, 2022 16:24 PM by Laura Mendes

Climate change!

In the recent UK heat wave was the Great British Bake-off, which was made at least ten times more likely by human-caused climate change. The World Weather Attribution project analyzed where findings are likely to be underestimated and create a blind spot in humans' role in heat waves.

Heat waves!

As per scientists, human-caused climate change influences all of them where Heat Waves are becoming more frequent and longer globally. Scientists used the combination of observations and climate models to determine the human influence on extreme heat.

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Estimation models!

In Western Europe, extreme heat increased much more than estimated by the models. Models estimate greenhouse gas emissions increased temperatures in the heatwave by 2oC; thus, historical weather records indicate that the heatwave has been 4oC cooler in a world where human activities had not warmed.

High temperatures!

Models are underestimating the impact of climate change on high temperatures in the UK and other parts of Western Europe. The climate change likely increased the frequency of the event by more than a factor of 10.

Last week the temperature in the UK was high that climbing over 40 degrees Celsius for the first time on 19th July record which was hitting 40.3C in the English village of Coningsby. The first-ever red level extreme heat warning was in several parts of England and London's capital.

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Major incident!

The country's infrastructure was buckled where the train tracks bent out of shape, an airport runway was melted, and London's fire brigade declared an incident as several fires broke out and service was on busiest days.

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Precaution due to heatwave!

People are advised to work from home as some schools were shuttered, and the hospital's emergency services were stretched to limits. More record-breaking heatwaves in Europe and other parts caused extreme temperatures that became hotter faster than in most climate models.

Impacts on climatic crisis!

Global warming can worsen the climate crisis as the world has already warmed around 1.2 degrees Celsius on average. There is growing consensus that humans try to keep warming to 1.5 degrees to avoid the tipping point.

An ecosystem on the Earth relies on its ecological balance as that may struggle to recover. Last week in the UK, the model results indicated that heatwaves as intense with a 1% likelihood each year.

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Rapid analysis!

The WWA team established peer-reviewed methods as they can get evidence-based results into the public domain with the major disruptions of extreme heat. Climate changes make heatwaves more likely and intense, as of the latest study.

Dangerous condition!

In the UK, the level of heat experience a dangerous condition that strains infrastructure, food, economy and education systems, and bodies. Many homes in the UK become uninhabitable in extreme heat. People are at risk as they are experiencing rising temperatures, building heat resilience with sustainable approaches and protecting people is an urgent priority at unprecedented temperatures.

In the next few years, temperatures above 40C occur again, likely over the next few decades. Greenhouse gas emissions can reduce the risk of such extremes that becoming more frequent.

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