(ORDO NEWS) — 2020 is not over yet, and a record number of climatic disasters have already happened. In the United States alone, many incidents have been recorded. Experts said that in 9 months there were 16 disasters of a climatic nature, which caused damage estimated at one billion dollars.
Several very strong storms, prolonged drought and fires were recorded this year. The losses caused by disasters can only be compared with the situation in 2011 and 2017. At the same time, the indicators were taken into account for the entire year, and this year only for 9 months.
In Mexico, in early October, there was already 25 storm, which was named Hurricane Delta. Another storm may soon occur off the coast of Louisiana.
At the same time, several fires in California united at once. As a result, there was a “giant fire”. He became the largest ever observed. Today, about 4 million acres of land are in flames. 43% of the US has experienced a terrible drought this year. The western and northeastern regions were most affected.
Because the earth’s atmosphere holds so much heat, air and water provide the energy to create storms. The experts added that September this year was the hottest on record. The air temperature was 1.3 degrees Celsius higher than usual.
If the climate keeps getting hotter and further, then soon storms, hurricanes and other climatic disasters will begin to occur throughout the planet. At the same time, their strength can increase significantly, which will lead to dire consequences.
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