Australia’s extreme bushfires signal the real-world consequences of climate change, according to geography experts at the University of Exeter in the UK. The fire in Australia has remained unfinished since 2019 and has burned for more than 100 days, covering 10.3 million hectares, the report said. The firehas ground more than 2,000 homes, 27 people dead, countless people displaced and more than a billion animals have died in the fire.
Richard Betts, professor of geography at the University of Exeter in the UK, said: “The fire in Australia is a powerful piece of evidence as the average temperature rises by 3C, and we are seeing how the world is changing as it heats up by 3C, and it tells us what the world will look like in the future.” “
Scientists have warned that the effects of climate damage are likely to be catastrophic and irreversible as warming exceeds 2degrees Celsius. Before the Australian wildfires, the average temperature in Australia was 1.4C higher than the pre-industrial pre-industrial average, which was 1.1C faster than the global warming rate.
Recently, 57% of scientific studies have shown that global warming has led to an increase in the frequency and severity of fires.
‘These effects, which we feel as a result of global warming of 1C, will become more intense if we do not act to stabilize the global climate,’ said Corinne Le Quere, a British climate researcher. We are now faced not with the new normal, but with the transition period before it is more affected.