Friday 19 May 2023

Climate change made Asian heatwave 30 times more likely

Climate change made Asian heatwave 30 times more likely

The recent heatwave in Asia was made 30 times more likely by climate change.

That’s according to scientists, who also claim that climate change was responsible for increasing temperatures in the region by 2°C last April.

Bangladesh, China, Thailand, India, Laos and Singapore were some of the nations that experienced extremely high temperatures for the time of year, with some peaking 45°C.

Deaths and hospitalisation from heat stroke became very common across all countries, with the poorest people and those that work outdoors being impacted in the worst way.

Weather data was put through computer simulations to determine how responsible climate change was for the heatwave.

“Global temperatures will continue to increase and events like this will become more frequent and severe until overall greenhouse gases emissions are halted,” the scientists stated.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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