Against the backdrop of what is happening, talk about global warming, which continues to arise periodically, may look somewhat ridiculous for someone. Or not? And what about this topic in general? After all, should we wait for warming? Or was it canceled?
Let's figure it out. And let's start with the most important thing.
Will it be warm in Ukraine this summer?
Forecasters say yes. And not just warmth. It's very hot.
According to director of the Ukrhydrometeorological Center Mykola Kulbida, the air temperature in Ukraine in summer can reach 40 degrees Celsius.
"If we analyze the state of the weather in the summer period over the past twenty years, it turns out that summer cannot be cold now ... Starting in June, and especially July and August, this is an air temperature that will be much higher than normal, and a large number of days it will reach 30-35, and on some days even up to 40 degrees, so the summer can only be hot. We won't have another summer," Radio Liberty quotes Kulbida.
Kulbida expects the air temperature to rise significantly after the first ten days of June.
What about global warming?
Back in September last year, the UN wrote that the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic did not stop global warming.
"After a temporary decline caused by the self-isolation of individual countries and the general economic recession, emissions again approached the level before the pandemic," said in an interdepartmental report from leading scientific organizations.
As a result, the current five-year period has become the warmest in the entire history of observations.
"After this report, it is clear - not a day is lost. The climate is changing, and it is very costly for the planet and the people inhabiting it. This year should be a year of decisive action. All countries must commit to neutralizing emissions by 2050, and by the 2030 year to reduce them by 45% compared with 2010," Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told BBC.
At the same time, meteorologists confirmed that 2020 was one of the three warmest in the history of observations, and the temperature is already 1.2 degrees higher than the pre-industrial level of 1850-1900.
According to Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization Petteri Taalas, all the key climate indicators presented in the report indicate unrelenting and ongoing climate change.