They warn that heat wave in Europe is a foretaste of the future | News


The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warned on Friday that the heat wave currently recorded, with temperatures above 40 degrees in Europe, is a foretaste of the future due to the probable occurrence of climatic phenomena with severe consequences due to global warming.


Spain could report temperatures above 40 degrees

WMO spokeswoman Clare Nullis, in the Swiss city of Geneva, argued that the heat wave “spread from North Africa through Spain, Portugal, is reaching France today, and then will peak in Switzerland and Germany over the weekend.

Despite the fact that the summer stage has not officially begun in the northern hemisphere, the first two weeks of June have registered temperatures up to 10 degrees higher than those usually recorded in this month, reaching levels similar to the months of July and August. , fundamentally in regions of Spain and France.

“As a result of climate change, heat waves begin earlier and become more frequent and severe due to record concentrations of greenhouse gases that concentrate heat,” explained the representative of the international organization.

In this sense, the WMO warned about the danger of forest fires that can occur mainly in Spain, because the forecast of high temperatures affects the vast majority of Spanish regions.

Faced with the emergency regarding the state of the global climate, the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Climate Change analyzes that, with the increase in temperatures of more than 1.5 degrees, the limit of the Paris Agreement will be exceeded, increasing heat waves and causing summers are longer and winters are shorter. This would also bring disastrous consequences for the development of productive activities such as agriculture, as well as for human health.

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