The new generation will have 2 times more forest fires and 2.8 times more floods

If today's climate policy does not change, then a new generation of children will survive in

seven times more periods of extreme heat,droughts will occur 2.6 times more often, the number of floods will increase 2.8 times, there will be almost three times more crop failures, and there will be twice as many forest fires. All this is compared to people who were born 60 years ago.

International group for the first time quantifiedassessed the impact of droughts, heat waves, crop failures, floods, tropical cyclones and wildfires on a generation. They took the period from 1960 to 2020, and calculated how many extreme events occurred in the life of each individual generation.

The results show that if globalIf temperatures rise by 3 ° C in the next hundred years, then a child who turns six in 2020 will survive twice as many wildfires and tropical cyclones in its entire life, three times more floods, five times more droughts, 36 times more periods of extreme heat, as well as crop failures will occur four times more often.

If the temperature rises by 3.5 ° C, there will be 44 times more heat extremes.

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