Effects of climate change in 2018

Juan G. R., Juan G. R., and Juan P. J. Effects of climate change in 2018

 Water and Irrigation Vol. 10, No. 1: 1-3, 7 February 2019, Spain.

 The effects of climate change in 2018 have gradually intensified through heat and cold waves, forest fires, floods, droughts, hurricanes and cyclones, so it is estimated that by 2040 there will be an increase in problems such as food shortages, forest fires, population displacement, floods and droughts in different countries with the risk of causing increasing losses in material and human goods and to slow down economic growth. During this century greenhouse gas concentrations have reached high levels and if the current trend continues, it is possible that temperature increases of 3 to 5 ° C will occur by the end of the century; we must put our effort and the collective effort to reach the proposed goals and protect humanity and planet Earth. Continuar Leyendo Effects of climate change in 2018

‘Already affecting us’: Climate change evident in Southwest as heat, drought, fires, federal report says

‘Already affecting us’: Climate change evident in Southwest as heat, drought, fires, federal report says

Ian James

UE, AZ central News. Arizona State, Published Nov 26, 2018

A new report from the federal government says the effects of climate change are intensifying across the country, unleashing more severe droughts, more dangerous heat waves and larger and more destructive wildfires. The report summarizes the latest scientific research on the effects of global warming that is occurring now. It also addresses the effects of outreach on the lives of Americans, including the expected consequences for people’s health and the nation’s economy, that are projected in the coming decades if the world does not act quickly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions effect. The climate change is making the region more drier and diminishing water supplies, posing a major risk for agriculture. Continuar Leyendo ‘Already affecting us’: Climate change evident in Southwest as heat, drought, fires, federal report says

People in this US city will drink treated sewage water due to climate change drought

People in this US city will drink treated sewage water due to climate change drought

By: CNN    Posted: Dec 03, 2018

The people of El Paso in Texas are living in the middle of the harsh Chihuahuan Desert The city gets little relief with an annual rainfall of 9 inches, the temperature exceeds 100 degrees Fahrenheit about 15 days each year, it is one of the hottest from the country. One of its main sources of water to the population is the Rio Grande, which can normally supply half of the city’s water needs and another is the extraction of groundwater from its aquifers which are overexploited, they are at the limit. Climate change is making it increasingly difficult and is pushing the city to look for new sources of water. Now, El Paso is on track to become the first major city in the United States to treat its wastewater and send it directly to its taps. The increase in temperatures due to climate change makes the region drier and more vulnerable. Continuar Leyendo People in this US city will drink treated sewage water due to climate change drought

Climate change impact in the Mediterranean

Climate change impact in the Mediterranean.  

 Source: City University of Hong Kong, Science Daily, October 26, 2018

The first-ever study synthesizing risks posed by climate and environmental changes in the Mediterranean zone. As the Mediterranean Basin is experiencing the impact of climate change more than ever, an international network of scientists has worked together to synthesize the effects of climate change and environmental problems, as well as the incurred risks, in the region, to facilitate decision-making in addressing the issues. In politically unstable countries, environmental change is an increasingly relevant factor for socio-economic risks, due to famines, migration and conflict. Human security will also be threatened due to extreme weather, such as a rise in sea level posing a higher risk of storm surges for people living in coastal areas in the region. Continuar Leyendo Climate change impact in the Mediterranean

5 Mayor Crops in the crosshairs of Climate Change

5 Mayor Crops in the crosshairs of Climate Change

Dan Charles, October 25, 2018

 Climate change is coming like a freight train and our food, so dependent on rain and suitable temperatures, sits right in its path. The plants that nourish us won’t disappear entirely. But they may have to move to higher and cooler latitudes, or farther up a mountainside. Some places may find it harder to grow anything at all, because there’s not enough water. There are 5 mayor crops and food-growing places in the crosshairs of climate change that will see the impact as: wheat, peaches, coffee, corn and almonds. The global warming continue manifesting with great intensity in different countries and crops, put the food production in serious difficult.

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Floods fight in Mallorca demand more protection works.

Juan G. R., Juan G. M. and Juan G. R.  Floods fight in Mallorca demand more protection works. 

 Water and Irrigation Vol.: 9, No. 1: 16-17, October 2018, Spain.

 In the fight against flooding in Sant Lorenç Mallorca, which is so prone to this type of event, it must protect the area with contour channels that dampen the entrance of external waters to the area and improve the urban surface drainage and drainage of the internal waters within the town, in order to evacuate the runoff of the waters in the affected area in the shortest possible time and ensure that human and economic losses are minimized. Accumulated rainfall of 220 mm was registered in 4 hours due to the effect of the cold drop. As the water did not have a channel to move, it did it through the narrow streets of the town, which caused great mud drags and floods, which provoked the human losses of 13 people, the drag of cars, damage to infrastructures and large losses in material goods valued in millions of euros.

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Heatwaves its effect and drought in 2018

Juan G. R., Juan G. R. and Juan P. J. Heatwaves its effect and drought in 2018. 

Water and Irrigation Vol: 9, No. 1: 13-15, October 2018, Spain.

Heat waves and drought have manifested with great intensity in 2018, in different countries of Asia, Africa, Europe, America and Oceania as a result of greater global warming, causing hundreds of human losses and billions of dollars in losses of harvests in different crops, registering the highest temperature of 51.3 ° C, in the Sahara desert, Algeria. Prolonged heat waves, accompanied by low rainfall intensify the drought. Greater control of greenhouse gas emissions in different countries is necessary to enable a better future for generations to come and a more sustainable planet.

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