Climate Change Has Increased Rainfall in The Northeast

Researchers analyzed models with and without global warming

Climate change caused by human actions has increased the intensity of rains that hit the Northeast of Brazil in late May and early June, mainly in Pernambuco.

According to researchers, the events that took place would be 20 percent less intense without global warming.

The information is from a study by the World Weather Attribution. Scientists from Brazil, UK, Netherlands, France, and the USA conducted the research.

The research used climate models that simulate the meteorological event in a scenario without the emission of greenhouse gasses and in the current scenario, with global warming of about 1.2°C.

Climatologist Friederike Otto, from the University of Imperial College London, in the United Kingdom, explains that this type of study aims to analyze the relationship between extreme weather events and climate change.

According to her, this is important to understand the possibilities of similar events happening and what they would be like without climate change.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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