Posted 27 апреля 2022,, 06:48

Published 27 апреля 2022,, 06:48

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36

Scientists have called the summer of 2021 the hottest in the past 150 years

Scientists have called the summer of 2021 the hottest in the past 150 years

27 апреля 2022, 06:48
In Europe in 2021, the summer was the hottest in the last 150 years, experts at the Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Center said.

Scientists have collected and analyzed weather data received from ground stations and satellites, writes, referring to Francetvinfo.

The results of the study were published in the annual report. It notes that in Spain in the summer of 2021, the air temperature reached 47 degrees, in Sicily - 48 degrees, and this figure was a record. At a time when heat reigned in the south of Europe, torrential rains were falling in the north, which caused floods.

Abnormally hot weather in the summer of 2021 on the Mediterranean coast was accompanied by drought and fires, which affected 800,000 hectares of arable land. Scientists believe that the cause of such weather is global warming, specifically, an impressive concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Experts proposed to reduce the amount of toxic emissions into the atmosphere in order to avoid an environmental catastrophe.

According to scientists, first of all, it is necessary to revise the norms of construction and transport infrastructure - they cause the most impressive damage to the environment. Experts are calling for action to reduce hydrocarbon emissions and keep temperature rises within normal limits.