This summer floods in Germany and Belgium have been caused by climate change

This summer floods in Germany and Belgium have been caused by climate change

An international study explains that the extreme events that hit Germany and Belgium in July are attributable to global warming. The analysis explains that global warming, caused by anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, has made an extreme event like the one that cost the lives of more than 200 people 9 times more likely. In addition, climate change has already increased the average amount of daily precipitation "between 3% and 19%." The 39 scientists who signed off on the study then pointed out that the episode "clearly broke records previously recorded in the area." Making the rains increasingly intense is the increase in the moisture content of the Earth's atmosphere. It is estimated that for every degree of increase in global average temperature, compared to pre-industrial levels, the amount of water in the air increases by 7%. This is therefore an expected effect of climate change. The floods in Germany and Belgium claimed 190 and 38 lives respectively. In terms of material damage, the price to be paid by Berlin is around 30 billion euros.

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