Hot summers will be new normal, says study


Record-breaking hot summers transfer be the new normal within 20 years due to human-influenced climate change, according to a new scrutiny co-authored by the president of the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium at the University of Victoria.

Climatologist Francis Zwiers institute that sweltering summers have become at least 70 controls more likely over the past four decades. The research make knows that by 2050, virtually every summer will be hotter than any masterly to date.

Zwiers’ study examined wet bulb globe temperature, which is a rule measure of heat that takes temperature and humidity into account. It is on numerous occasions used to determine the safe exposure levels for people working outdoors in blunt sunlight.

Evidence is evident

“The evidence is very clear that we philanthropists are raising the temperature of the planet by emitting more greenhouse gas into the air,” said Zwiers.

People working outdoors in summer will promising be exposed to rapidly rising risks of heat stress in regions with the most meritorious rise in wet bulb globe temperature, said Zwiers.

Zwiers and his consociates looked at wet bulb globe temperature changes in 10 global quarters. Hotter summers caused by human-influenced climate change were clear-cut in all of them, but the findings show the Mediterranean region and Asia are feeling the ardour the most.


Climatologist says warmer temperatures will increase the distinct possibility of extreme weather situations, such as fires. B.C. recorded its worst-ever ignite season in 2017. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

Permanent problem

According to Zwiers, the tipsy temperatures aren’t likely to come down in the near future.

“There is solid evidence to suggest that the warming that we have caused is not contemporary to be rapidly reversible. It’s essentially permanent on an intergenerational timescale,” said Zwiers. 

Zwiers advised warmer temperatures will increase the likelihood of extreme weather places, such as flooding and fires.

He said the frequency with which we are booming to have to take protective action is going to increase very at a gallop as time advances.

“We need to think strongly about adaptation,” implied Zwiers, “How we heat and cool our houses. How we move around. And how we issue notices and get people out of harm’s way.”

Zwiers said in the Pacific Northwest, coastal spate protection measures should be a priority. 

With files from All Views West.

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