The Torrential rains they do too much damage to cities and cars are not exempt from these flaws either. And is that the climate change has brought many problems with the rains during this summer, according to the new study de World Weather Attribution.
Global warming has made these events 1.2 to 9 times more likely, according to the study. This is why from Europe plans are being carried out to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.
Roads and areas inaccessible by storms
Looking at the area between the Netherlands and the northern Alps, the study concludes that climate change has increased lThe probability of these rains is between 3% and 19%.
Climate change intensifies probability of extreme and catastrophic weather events and events such as floods or heat waves that we face every summer, would increase more and more, says the study.
And, as a consequence of these severe storms, in Germany and Belgium, the floods caused several deaths and considerable damage to infrastructure, including houses, highways and railway lines and bridges, as well as road closures leaving some places inaccessible.
These events are not just summer things, nor is rain the main external agent that complicates life in cities. Last January it was seen in Spain with the storm Filomena.
The European Union’s goal is to reduce emissions by 2030
For this reason, and to fight against this setback that is increasingly affecting the planet, the European Union launches programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourages the production of electric vehicles.
The European Commission has very clear objectives, and among them the desire to force car manufacturers to reduce CO₂ emissions from your new cars and vans by 55% by 2030 with respect to the 2021 levels and that are equivalent to zero as of 2035.
In addition to reducing emissions, you have to think about how to adapt. “How can we change our behavior to be able to deal with these kinds of extremes? will get more extreme in the future as climate change becomes more severe, “says study author Sjoukje Philip.
Entities from various countries such as the University of Oxford, the German Climate Service and Columbia University have participated in this study.