Schoolgirls and surfers might think summer I can’t believe it. But the world may soon face a six-month summer with staggering consequences. A new study is published in Geophysical research letter It is predicted that if the emissions continue at the current rate, by 2100, it will be summer in half every year. These long summers will be filled with waves of heat, drought, wildfires, and more.
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Scientists at the State Key Laboratory of Tropical Oceanography in China led the study. They analyzed for 60 years climate Profiles and patterns used to predict future trends. For the study, they defined summer as “the onset of a temperature at the hottest 25 percent during that time, while winter begins with a temperature at the coldest 25 percent”.
Using that definition, researchers found that between 1952 and 2011, the number of summer days in the Northern Hemisphere increased from 78 to 95. Meanwhile, winter Fall three days, spring nine and fall years.
“Summers are getting longer and hotter while winters are shorter and warmer due global warming, ”Study lead author Yuping Guan, a physical oceanographer at the State Key Laboratory of Tropical Oceanography, said in a statement. “Many studies have shown that seasonal changes pose significant environmental and health risks.”
These changes will greatly impact the environment, agriculture, and health of all living things on the planet. It will change the feeding, breeding and migration times of many animals. Instead of this extra summer which means more beach time, it will be difficult for humans. A longer growing season will torment people with allergies. Bring an epidemic mosquito will fly when there is a chance to expand their range north. More extreme weather events like fires, droughts and hurricanes will send countless people out of their homes – if they are lucky enough to survive.
The study concludes that policies on agricultural management and disaster prevention will need to be adjusted. The fields of study related to the season will also have to readjust, as the six summer months will mean a new reality for research topics like Ocean, atmosphere and ecology.
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