Experts Climate changes are causing major transformations in our lives and those around us

Experts Climate changes are causing major transformations in our lives and those around us According to experts, the time needed to reduce global warming and mitigate its effects is running out, but the necessary efforts to achieve this are still far from hopeful.  It seems that the world is on the verge of major transformations in the coming years due to the phenomena associated with climate changes experienced by the planet. According to experts, these transformations will impose in the future a new lifestyle, in addition to profound environmental and health impacts that may threaten food sources and environmental diversity. Here are some features of these influences and changes in the coming years.  Over the past two years, almost all regions of the Earth have witnessed more natural phenomena related to climate change. The summer of this year was full of those events, such as floods that engulfed large parts of Pakistan and heat waves and droughts that struck China and Europe to the extent that some areas suffered from a shortage of potable water, with a significant drop in the water level in a number of major rivers.  This is at a time when some climate models predict that the average temperature of the Earth will rise by an additional 2.8 degrees Celsius during the 21st century if the levels of greenhouse gases continue to rise at the current pace.  In 2018, the United Nations warned that humanity has only 12 years to avoid such catastrophic climate change. This means that by 2030 we will need to halve global greenhouse gas emissions, but reaching this target appears difficult given that emissions are still increasing year by year. Therefore, experts expect that these climate changes will have wide impacts on humans and ecosystems in the future.  My new lifestyle According to an investigation published by the French newspaper "Le Figaro", these transformations began to impose a new lifestyle in many areas, such as work and transportation. Among its features is the adoption of the remote work approach, reducing the daily commuting rate between home and work, with the imposition of fees on urban mobility, in addition to the generalization of shared transport, which appears to be adopted by many economic sectors to reduce pollution on the one hand, and avoid the many problems of movement within the cities.  The construction sector will represent one of the major challenges that will face decision-makers in the future, as specialists believe that it is necessary to invent new methods of construction that are more compatible with the safety of the environment, using alternative materials from cement, whose industry caused the emission of between 7% to 9% of greenhouse gases globally, according to the newspaper.  The biggest dilemma remains in equipping the buildings with those related to air conditioning, as the investigation reports from the International Energy Agency that the number of air conditioning systems will double more than 3 and a half times by 2050, to jump from about 1.6 billion currently, to 5.6 billion units, which means an increase in the rate of carbon dioxide emissions. carbon at 50%.  Reducing the cultivated areas to provide food The broad impacts of climate change include food and water as well. According to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the dilemma of providing food and water to the world's population in light of the impact of climate change will be a difficult challenge for governments in the future.  Existing global crops and livestock areas will become increasingly unsuitable, driven by population growth and declining agricultural land areas, of which about 8% will become unsuitable for climate by 2100.  Fishers in tropical Africa are expected to lose at least 3 to 41% of their catch by the end of the century due to the local extinction of marine fish.  Additional health risks Climate change poses the biggest health threat facing humanity in the coming years, according to the World Health Organization . It is estimated that it will cause about a quarter of a million additional deaths each year starting in 2030. These will be mainly related to malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and heat stress.  Rising temperatures will also contribute to deteriorating air quality, which can increase the risk and severity of asthma attacks.  Disturbance in the distribution of rain On the other hand, many indicators confirm that rising temperatures will generally increase the intensification of the global hydrological cycle, but this will lead to widely varying effects from one region to another with the exacerbation of water shortages due to reduced rainfall in many regions of the world, according to The European Environment Agency.  Annual precipitation trends in Europe, for example, indicate that northern and eastern Europe will experience an increase in annual mean river flow and water availability. In contrast, average runoff in southern European rivers is expected to decrease. Some river basins in the Mediterranean region, which are already facing water stress, will suffer a significant decrease in water availability, according to the agency.  Threats to biodiversity Current projections indicate that at a global warming level of 2°C by 2100, about 18% of all species on Earth will be at critical risk of extinction.  This risk will also be particularly high for cold-loving species that live in high mountains or in the polar regions. Mass extinctions are also expected to include areas of global importance in terms of biodiversity such as tropical coral reefs, cold-water grasses and rainforests.  According to experts, the time needed to reduce global warming and mitigate its effects is running out, but the efforts needed to achieve this are still short of hope.

According to experts, the time needed to reduce global warming and mitigate its effects is running out, but the necessary efforts to achieve this are still far from hopeful.

It seems that the world is on the verge of major transformations in the coming years due to the phenomena associated with climate changes experienced by the planet. According to experts, these transformations will impose in the future a new lifestyle, in addition to profound environmental and health impacts that may threaten food sources and environmental diversity. Here are some features of these influences and changes in the coming years.

Over the past two years, almost all regions of the Earth have witnessed more natural phenomena related to climate change. The summer of this year was full of those events, such as floods that engulfed large parts of Pakistan and heat waves and droughts that struck China and Europe to the extent that some areas suffered from a shortage of potable water, with a significant drop in the water level in a number of major rivers.

This is at a time when some climate models predict that the average temperature of the Earth will rise by an additional 2.8 degrees Celsius during the 21st century if the levels of greenhouse gases continue to rise at the current pace.

In 2018, the United Nations warned that humanity has only 12 years to avoid such catastrophic climate change. This means that by 2030 we will need to halve global greenhouse gas emissions, but reaching this target appears difficult given that emissions are still increasing year by year. Therefore, experts expect that these climate changes will have wide impacts on humans and ecosystems in the future.

My new lifestyle
According to an investigation published by the French newspaper "Le Figaro", these transformations began to impose a new lifestyle in many areas, such as work and transportation. Among its features is the adoption of the remote work approach, reducing the daily commuting rate between home and work, with the imposition of fees on urban mobility, in addition to the generalization of shared transport, which appears to be adopted by many economic sectors to reduce pollution on the one hand, and avoid the many problems of movement within the cities.

The construction sector will represent one of the major challenges that will face decision-makers in the future, as specialists believe that it is necessary to invent new methods of construction that are more compatible with the safety of the environment, using alternative materials from cement, whose industry caused the emission of between 7% to 9% of greenhouse gases globally, according to the newspaper.

The biggest dilemma remains in equipping the buildings with those related to air conditioning, as the investigation reports from the International Energy Agency that the number of air conditioning systems will double more than 3 and a half times by 2050, to jump from about 1.6 billion currently, to 5.6 billion units, which means an increase in the rate of carbon dioxide emissions. carbon at 50%.

Reducing the cultivated areas to provide food
The broad impacts of climate change include food and water as well. According to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the dilemma of providing food and water to the world's population in light of the impact of climate change will be a difficult challenge for governments in the future.

Existing global crops and livestock areas will become increasingly unsuitable, driven by population growth and declining agricultural land areas, of which about 8% will become unsuitable for climate by 2100.

Fishers in tropical Africa are expected to lose at least 3 to 41% of their catch by the end of the century due to the local extinction of marine fish.

Additional health risks
Climate change poses the biggest health threat facing humanity in the coming years, according to the World Health Organization . It is estimated that it will cause about a quarter of a million additional deaths each year starting in 2030. These will be mainly related to malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and heat stress.

Rising temperatures will also contribute to deteriorating air quality, which can increase the risk and severity of asthma attacks.

Disturbance in the distribution of rain
On the other hand, many indicators confirm that rising temperatures will generally increase the intensification of the global hydrological cycle, but this will lead to widely varying effects from one region to another with the exacerbation of water shortages due to reduced rainfall in many regions of the world, according to The European Environment Agency.

Annual precipitation trends in Europe, for example, indicate that northern and eastern Europe will experience an increase in annual mean river flow and water availability. In contrast, average runoff in southern European rivers is expected to decrease. Some river basins in the Mediterranean region, which are already facing water stress, will suffer a significant decrease in water availability, according to the agency.

Threats to biodiversity
Current projections indicate that at a global warming level of 2°C by 2100, about 18% of all species on Earth will be at critical risk of extinction.

This risk will also be particularly high for cold-loving species that live in high mountains or in the polar regions. Mass extinctions are also expected to include areas of global importance in terms of biodiversity such as tropical coral reefs, cold-water grasses and rainforests.

According to experts, the time needed to reduce global warming and mitigate its effects is running out, but the efforts needed to achieve this are still short of hope.
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