The harshest in 500 years... Drought is killing Europe and warnings of the worst

The harshest in 500 years… Drought is killing Europe and warnings of the worst

Andrea Torretti, senior researcher at the European Commission’s Joint Research Council, said: "Right now, this seems to be the worst year in 500 years, and it’s even worse than it was in 2018"adding that "2018 was so hot that looking at the list of the past 500 years, there were no other similar events, given the worsening hot and dry weather 4 years ago".

Climate and environmental experts warn that things may be much worse, as records written to measure European droughts go back only 500 years, and that this means that the drought that is devastating the continent now may be unprecedented in its history, or at least for much longer. about 500 years old.

Commenting on this dangerous European declaration and the criticality of the environmental situation in it and around the world, Ayman Haitham Kaddouri, a climate and environmental expert and member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, said in an interview with Sky News Arabia: "The European continent is suffering from the most severe drought recorded and proven so far, as the records available at the European Observatory for Weather and Drought Monitoring EDO With a history spanning 500 years, no more severe than this wave was recorded, coinciding with the acceleration of the stages of climate change and global warming, whose features have become quite clear, especially after last July recorded the highest historical temperatures in southern France and Spain, which approached 45 degrees Celsius. It led to the spread of fires in the forests of southern France, central Spain, and along the Portuguese coast EDO Issued last July, 45 percent of the European bloc, or nearly half of it, is under this severe drought, and is classified next in the danger category.".

And so the chain of extreme weather events continued, as the climatologist and environmental expert explains:"To reach the stage of interruption of water supplies, as the past months (May, June, July) were very scarce in some areas of Europe (Central Italy, large areas of Poland, Ukraine, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova, the eastern Mediterranean), while the Alps are the main supplier of water Central and Southern European countries, the stages of water growth in it began very early, that is, the stage of glacial melting and its flow to rivers due to the lack of snowfall during the last winter, which led to water scarcity that struck the European continent in general and the central and southern countries in particular.".

The speaker says:"Thus, the rise in temperature leads to an increase in the demand for water, especially since agricultural crops and green spaces planted on the continent are highly affected by the unprecedented rise in temperature rates, which was greatly reflected on soil moisture, as the report of the European Drought Observatory and the published satellite images of the Agency explained. NASA And it was analyzed last week, the values ​​of soil dryness appeared very clearly in a wide area extending from eastern Hungary and Slovakia to western Ukraine and Romania. Similarly, Germany and western Poland experienced negative anomalies in soil moisture rates, while the southern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula entered a state of severe deficit in Soil moisture, and the coming days will witness the Netherlands entering the circle of climate danger, and its features will appear in it very clearly".

Therefore, the catastrophe does not only affect the old continent, as the climatic and environmental expert explains, continuing:"Rather, it threatens and affects our planet as a whole, and the whole world and the member states of the successive climate summits must work urgently to abide by the recommendations and decisions of the climate summits and support the movements of global organizations specialized in combating the phenomenon of climate change, and an international law must be enacted that binds the gas-emitting countries that have brought the climate change crisis. For these advanced stages, most notably China and the United States of America, by applying the conditions for preserving the environment and quickly stopping activities polluting the atmosphere, otherwise the world will reach the point of no return within the next 10 years only, and vast areas of land will begin to erode and disappear.".

A senior researcher at the European Commission’s Joint Research Council cautioned that:"Most of Europe is prone to heat waves and dry weather, with droughts affecting food and energy production, drinking water and wildlife". noting that "More heat waves and less rain looming on the horizon, and the long-term outlook is even more alarming ."

In his press statement, he added: "Looking at the next three months, we continue to see a very high risk of drought conditions in western and central Europe, as well as in Britain.".

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“Right now, this appears to be the worst year in 500 years, and it’s even worse than it was in 2018,” said Andrea Touretti, senior researcher at the European Commission’s Joint Research Council.He added, “2018 was so hot that looking at the list for the past 500 years, there were no other similar events, given the worsening hot and dry weather 4 years ago.”“.

Climate and environmental experts warn that things may be much worse, as records written to measure European droughts go back only 500 years, and that this means that the drought that is devastating the continent now may be unprecedented in its history, or at least for much longer. about 500 years old.

Commenting on this dangerous European declaration and what it reflects of the environmental precariousness in it and around the world, Ayman Haitham Kaddouri, a climate and environmental expert and a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, said in an interview with Sky News Arabia: “The European continent is suffering from the most severe drought recorded and proven so far. The records available at the European Observatory for Weather and Drought Monitoring EDO With a history spanning 500 years, no more severe than this wave was recorded, coinciding with the acceleration of the stages of climate change and global warming, whose features have become quite clear, especially after last July recorded the highest historical temperatures in southern France and Spain, which approached 45 degrees Celsius. It led to the spread of fires in the forests of southern France, central Spain, and along the Portuguese coast EDO Issued last July, 45 percent of the European bloc, or nearly half of it, is under this severe drought, and is classified next in the danger category.“.

Thus, the series of extreme weather events continued, as the climatological and environmental expert explains: “to reach the stage of interruption of water supplies, as the past months (May, June, July) were very scarce in some areas of Europe (Central Italy, large areas of Poland, Ukraine, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania). and Moldova, eastern Mediterranean), and the Alps are the main water resource for central and southern European countries. The stages of water growth in it began very early, that is, the stage of glacial melting and its flow to rivers due to the lack of snowfall during the last winter, which led to water scarcity that hit The European continent in general and the central and southern countries in particular“.

And the spokesman added: “Thus, the rise in temperature leads to an increase in demand for water, especially since agricultural crops and green spaces planted on the continent are highly affected by the unprecedented rise in temperature rates, which was greatly reflected on soil moisture, as the report of the European Drought Observatory and the published satellite images of the Agency explained. NASA And it was analyzed last week, the values ​​of soil dryness appeared very clearly in a wide area extending from eastern Hungary and Slovakia to western Ukraine and Romania. Similarly, Germany and western Poland experienced negative anomalies in soil moisture rates, while the southern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula entered a state of severe deficit in Soil moisture, and the coming days will witness the Netherlands entering the circle of climate danger, and its features will appear in it very clearly“.

Therefore, the catastrophe does not befall the old continent only, as the climate and environmental expert explains, continuing: “It threatens and affects our planet as a whole, and the whole world and member states in the successive climate summits must work urgently to adhere to the recommendations and decisions of the climate summits and support the movements of international organizations specialized in combating the phenomenon of climate change. Moreover, an international law must be enacted obligating the gas-emitting countries that brought the climate change crisis to these advanced stages, most notably China and the United States of America, to implement the conditions for preserving the environment and to stop polluting activities quickly, otherwise the world will reach the point of no return within the next 10 years only and it will start Large areas of land are eroding and disappearing“.

A senior researcher at the European Commission’s Joint Research Council warned: “Most of Europe is prone to heat waves and dry weather, with droughts affecting food and energy production, drinking water and wildlife.“. He pointed out that “more heat waves and a lack of rain are looming on the horizon, and that the long-term expectations are more suspicious.” .

“Looking at the next three months, we continue to see a very high risk of drought conditions in Western and Central Europe, as well as in Britain,” he added.


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