Climatologists predict that 2024 could be the hottest year in history
And it will be connected with the phenomenon of El Nino - the fluctuation of temperatures of the surface layer of water in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, which, according to climate scientists, will form in the coming months and exacerbate extreme weather around the globe, The Guardian reports.
Global temperatures in 2024 may go beyond the charts and cause unprecedented heat waves, scientists warn. They admit that in the future the average temperature may exceed the pre-industrial level by 1.5 degrees for the first time. The influence of El Nino will overlap with the current processes of climate change and significantly strengthen them.
According to forecasts, the occurrence of El Nino will affect countries located off the western Pacific coast - they may face heat and drought. Also, this phenomenon will suppress monsoons in India and rains in southern Africa. But in the southern regions of the United States, East Africa and South America, on the contrary, abnormally humid conditions are expected. The effects of the climatic phenomenon can also be felt in the middle latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere.
In this regard, scientists and climatologists urge countries to unite and create an international climate modeling center to counter future natural threats.