As we all know, the issue of global warming is highly debated nowadays and that’s because pollution highly affects the temperatures. But it seems that this is not a recent problem. According to a new study published in Environmental Research Letters, global warming started in 1940.
This phenomenon represents a slow increase in the Earth’s temperature and in that of the oceans. The change is considered to be permanent.
Scientists claim the effects of global warming first appeared in 1940 in Africa, Asia and Australia. They say that these areas may be affected by rainfall events in the future. These were revealed by a simulation made by the lead author of the study, Dr. Ed Hawkings.
Andrew King, member of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, said that, along with his team, he studied the temperatures’ changes in order to better understand global warming.
The study revealed that, because of narrow temperatures, the tropics were first touched by irregular temperatures. However, beginning with 1980, the temperatures in this region started to become extreme.
The consequences of the global warming started to be visible in North and South Pole since 1980.
Also, other regions started being affected by global warming, such as the USA’s Eastern Coast and some central states. As a comparison, the west has been highly affected by the increasing temperatures. Researchers believe that these areas will become more affected in the next decade.
The study shows that the actual consequences of global warming affect large parts of the world and it is predicted that they will get more intense in the next couple of years. The clear signs will be the heavy rain in Russia, Canada and Northern Europe.
In addition, the study also reveals which areas are going to be most affected by global warming. As you might have expected, Russia and Canada are the first on the list. Known for their harsh, rich winters, in the next decades they will witness more rain and less snow.
It seems that the research synchronizes with Pope Francis’ visit to America, at the White House. Together with Barack Obama, they try to find a solution against the global warming’s effects. The Pope congratulated President Obama for taking the necessary measures to combat air pollution in the US.
Nowadays, a clear sign of global warming, apart from the 1,5 C degree increasing temperature, is the melting of the ice glaciers from the Alps.
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