Amazon and Northeast will Suffer from Longer Droughts

Climate Crisis Is Aggravating Droughts, Storms and Extreme Temperatures and Is Irreversible, Says Climate Panel

São Paulo

For the first time, scientists from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change quantified in a report the increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme events linked to climate change.

The document is signed by 234 authors from 65 countries.

In recent decades, climate science has already predicted the increase of extreme events, such as storms, floods, hurricanes, cyclones, prolonged droughts and heat waves. Now, with more modern computer models, it has started to attribute the degree of influence of climate change on these events, calculating how many times more frequent and more intense they will become due to global warming.

The report points out that some impacts of climate change are expressed over a longer term and are not reversible, such as rising sea levels and temperatures.

IPCC projections show an increase in heavy rains in the Center-South of Brazil, while the Northeast and Amazon are expected to suffer from longer dry periods.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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