The number of hot days around the world are now increasing rapidly. An analysis has revealed that the number of days of extreme heat in a year has doubled in a year compared to the number of days of extreme heat (temperature above 50 °C) in the 1980s due to climate change. This situation is now arising in those areas as well where there was not much heat outbreak earlier.
According to the BBC, the number of days with a temperature of 50°C has increased every decade since 1980. Between 1980 and 2009, the average temperature for 14 days in a year was above 50°C. However, between 2010 and 2019, the number of such scorching summer days reached 26 in a year. During the same period, days with temperatures above 45 °C were for an average of two weeks more.
The analysis says that increase in number Of Hot Days can be deadly for humans and nature and even affect roads, buildings and energy systems. South Asian and Gulf countries recorded most days with a temperature of 50°C. But now people in Europe and America are also witnessing such days during the summer season. While in Italy this year the temperature reached 48.8 degrees Celsius, in Canada the thermometer fork was at 49.6 degrees. Scientists believe that if the use of fossil fuels is not stopped soon, then even cold countries will start crossing 50 degrees Celsius.
Global temperature increased by half a degree in the last decade
This analysis also found that the maximum temperature increased by 0.5 °C in the last decade. But in some parts of the world these increases were above average. Regions like Eastern Europe, the southern part of Africa and Brazil recorded an increase of 1 degree Celsius in average temperature. Arctic and South Asian countries recorded an increase of up to 2 degrees Celsius.