China News Service, April 23. According to Agence France-Presse, the EU climate monitoring agency released a report on the 22nd local time, saying that due to climate change, Europe has experienced a variety of record extreme weather in the past year, including heat waves, wildfires. , floods, etc., it is urgent to deal with climate problems.
In the summer of 2021, Germany and Belgium were hit by catastrophic flooding.
According to reports, the EU's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) annual report pointed out that as of 2021, the global temperature is nearly 1.2 degrees Celsius higher than before the Industrial Revolution, while the average temperature in Europe has risen by more than 2 degrees Celsius, leading to frequent occurrences of dangerous extreme weather.
The report mentioned that the Mediterranean region will be hit by heat waves in the summer of 2021, with a high temperature of 48.8 degrees Celsius in Italy, the highest in European history; wildfires in Greece will burn more than 8,000 square kilometers of forests and houses; heavy rains in Germany and Belgium have caused floods, causing several Ten deaths and billions of euros in economic damage.
The European Union's climate watchdog has warned that flooding caused by heavy rains will become more frequent as the climate continues to warm.
The report also pointed out that the temperature in the Arctic has reached 3 degrees Celsius, and the situation is not optimistic.
The Greenland ice sheet lost 400 billion tons of ice in 2021, accelerating global sea level rise; wildfires in the Arctic, especially eastern Siberia, produced 16 million tons of greenhouse gases.
"Scientific experts like the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have warned us that time is running out to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius," said Mauro Facchini, head of Earth Observations at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space. ) said, "This report underscores the urgent need for action now that climate extremes have occurred."Keywords: