Central Asia will warm by 3-6 ° C by 2100

Central Asia is one of the fastest warming regions on the planet. Over the past 15 years, summer

temperatures there rose by 1.59 ° C. This is almost three times higher than the world average. Over the past 15 years, the region has suffered from extreme and prolonged drought.

To date, there is only a small amount of long-term climate data on Central Asia that can help predict the future of the region.

A new study on the temperature of the region wasled by Nicole Davie, Senior Research Fellow at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University. The authors used the analysis of tree rings, which can be used to learn about the temperature and the nature of precipitation over the past hundred or even a thousand years.

Initially, the authors studied the cores of tree rings,which were collected in 1998 and 2005. And to get more information, they used a new way of analyzing trees. In a new method, scientists determine how well each ring reflects blue light. The denser the wood, the less it absorbs the blue color and, accordingly, the tree grew in colder conditions.

Based on this data, the team built a modelsummer temperatures in the region from 1269 to 2004. New data confirms that summer temperatures have been the warmest in the region in 800 years since the 1990s.

Central Asia Region, New Projectionswarmer by 3-6 ° C from the end of 2100. The sharp rise in temperatures is already damaging fragile ecosystems and causing massive losses of livestock, which have historically been the backbone of Mongolia's economy.

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