According to the study, published in the UK-based Journal of Nature Climate Change, researchers analyzed more than 100,000 studies of events that may be linked to global warming.
Matching the analysis with a dataset of temperature and precipitation changes caused by fossil fuel use and other sources of carbon emissions, the researchers established a solid link between extreme events and human activities.
As a result of combined studies focusing on events such as crop famine, floods, and heat waves, it was concluded that global warming affects 80 percent of the world’s land area.
“We have a huge evidence base documenting how climate change impacts our societies and ecosystems,” said Max Callaghan, a Global Common Resources and Climate Change researcher at the Mercator Research Institute in Germany, co-author of the report. words were included.
Callaghan also noted that climate change is visible and noticeable almost everywhere in the world, from the USA to South Sudan.
It is noteworthy that the study was published before the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which will be held on 31 October-12 November in Glasgow, Scotland, with the high-level participation of state leaders, public and private sector representatives.
COP26, signed in 2015, aims to reduce greenhouse gases, accelerate renewable energy production, reduce global warming to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius, or even limit it to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and provide financial assistance to poor countries to combat the effects of climate change. It will be the first summit to evaluate the progress made since the Paris Climate Agreement.
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