Parts of the United States and Canada have been hit by a massive heat wave in the past few weeks, leading to many wildfires. “These heat waves do not occur in a vacuum. They occur in a global, warmer climate environment, which makes their occurrence more likely,” said climate researcher Julian Nichols of Copernicus on Wednesday.
A new record was recorded for three consecutive days in June in the Canadian province of British Columbia. According to Copernicus, temperatures in the region in June were 1.2 degrees above the 1991 to 2020 average. For Europe, it was the second warmest June since records began, and with June 2018 it was the fourth warmest worldwide.
Heat waves become more frequent and intense
Temperatures were higher in June in other parts of the world as well. “The heat waves we saw in North America, western Russia and northern Siberia last month are the latest examples of a trend that is expected to continue in the future and is related to the warming of our global climate,” Nichols said. ” Heat waves come more often, are more intense and last longer than before.
Published: 07/07/2021, 1:06 pm.
Last Updated: 07/07/2021, at 1:21 pm
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