The Winter Just finished New Zealand It is the hottest on record, and scientists say climate change will continue to raise temperatures.
The New Zealand National Water and Atmospheric Administration said the average temperature for the three months ending August was 9.8 degrees Celsius.
It averaged 1.3 Celsius and was 0.2 Celsius higher than last year’s previous record. Scientists have records since 1909, but Most warmer winters are in recent years.
Nava Fedoff, Institute Meteorologist, In addition to the environment, Global warmingThis year there were warmer winds blowing from the north than usual, as well as higher sea temperatures.
He added that the concentration of carbon dioxide in New Zealand, which was 320 parts per million 50 years ago, has increased to 412 parts per million today.
Fedoff said low-altitude snowfall was lower than average this year and was replaced by rain, which could cause the river’s water level to drop as less snow melts in the coming months. Thus agricultural irrigation will be affected, he said.
There were also more extreme weather events, he added Severe flooding Drought in some areas and in some areas.
Professor James Renwick, a climate expert at Victoria University in Wellington, said at least some farmers with livestock or sheep could benefit from a longer grazing season.
But he acknowledged that the changes put pressure on natural ecosystems and that over time, more and more species would face extinction. Promised that Humans need to reduce the rate of greenhouse gas emissions.
If global warming is not brought under control soon, much of the world will be in pain, ”he said.
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