Study: Drought in the current climate occurs every twenty years instead of 400 years before global warming

In the course of the study, an international team of researchers found that human-induced climate change has “at least 20 times increased the likelihood” of droughts in the Northern Hemisphere.

The study, published on Wednesday, says a soil drying risk similar to that seen in Europe, China and the US could occur once every 20 years in the current climate, compared to once every 400 years or less. than without heating.

This study was prepared by researchers from the World Weather Attribution Network, which is a constellation of leading scientists in the field of studying the causal relationship between extreme natural events and climate change.

In this context, the study states: “Human-induced climate change has increased the likelihood of surface drought by at least five times, and the likelihood of agricultural and environmental drought by at least 20 times.”

In the summer, many European countries were affected by the drought phenomenon, including France, where rivers dried up, and several regions were forced to introduce a water rationing system, and parts of the United States and China were affected by this phenomenon.

The effects of this drought have affected the agricultural sector as crops have declined at a time when global food prices are on the rise.

The drought has also sparked wildfires and disrupted power generation, especially hydropower and nuclear power.