By 2100, billions of people are at risk of facing more flooding, higher temperatures and less food and water. A new study published in “Nature Climate Change” found that the climate change will cause the Earth’s tropical rain belt to unevenly shift in areas that cover almost two-thirds of the world, potentially threatening environmental safety and food security for billions of people.
The Earth’s climate system is largely determined by the differences in temperature between the tropics and the poles. Global warming is likely to cause global atmospheric circulation to change and progressively revert to a situation similar to that of 5,000 to 10,000 years ago. This is the conclusion of a study undertaken by a research team led by Dr. Michael Deininger, the results of which have been published in Nature Communications
The climate phenomenon known as the Indian ocean dipole (IOD) describes a periodic shift in sea surface temperatures in opposite sides of the Indian Ocean and in recent years has been linked to drier-than-normal conditions in Australia as well as widespread heavy rainfall in East Africa and India.
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The world can expect more rainfall as the climate changes, but it can also expect more water to evaporate, complicating efforts to manage reservoirs and irrigate crops in a growing world, according to new research
Studies like this one show that human caused climate change is bringing about more frequent and intense rain events across North America. This will contribute to flooding and have profound implications for agriculture and food production, infrastructure, travel and many other sectors. The forward-looking scenarios Riskthinking.AI designs account for a future with more precipitation, allowing you to future-proof your business