Egypt climate summit: In the latest report of the World Metrological Organization (WMO), it has been told that as the climate crisis deepens, the heat in Europe has increased much faster than in the rest of the world. It has been told in the report that since the Industrial Revolution, the average temperature of the earth has increased by 1.2 degrees.
A week before the climate change conference starting here, a report about Europe has again told to what extent the threat of global warming is increasing. The discussions to be held during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-27) will discuss ways to deal with such threats. At the same time, the conference to be held in this city of Egypt will look at the problem of different countries falling behind in the goal of reducing carbon emissions.
The latest report has been released by the World Metrological Organization (WMO). It has been reported that as the climate crisis deepens, the heat in Europe has increased faster than in the rest of the world. The report states that the average temperature of the earth has increased by 1.2 degrees since the Industrial Revolution. Scientists have been warning for years that if this rise in temperature is not stopped by 1.5 degrees Celsius, the world will face dire consequences. The WMO report states that in the last 30 years, the temperature of Europe has increased twice as compared to the rest of the world.
Experts say Europe is facing extreme weather conditions due to rising temperatures in the region. The incidents of forest fires are increasing every year in July. There has been a four-fold increase in such incidents in the last 15 years. This has had a very bad impact on the health infrastructure. Many rivers of Europe have started drying up and many countries have faced drought.
The WMO has prepared its report after making a special study of the weather conditions in 2021. This study revealed that five million people in Europe were directly affected by climate change last year. The extreme weather conditions caused damages equivalent to $50 billion. Between 1997 and 2021, the ice layer on the glaciers located on the Alps ranges has decreased by 30 meters.
According to American TV channel CNN, WMO Secretary-General Petri Talas said- ‘Europe has become a living picture of a warming world. It has drawn our attention to the fact that even well prepared countries are not safe from extreme weather conditions. In 2021, large parts of Europe have to face hot winds, drought, forest fires etc.
Experts have pointed out that between 1990 and 2020, greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 31 percent. But this reduction has not proved to be sufficient. European countries had set a 55 percent reduction target compared to the 1990 emissions level. But they kept falling behind. The result of this is coming out now.
WMO has said that it has provided science-based information from its report. Now eyes will be fixed on how much importance the world leaders who gather in Sharam al-Sheikh attach to such information in deciding their policy.