In Spain, last winter, it rained 40% less than usual. With the early bouts of heat this year, the situation has only gotten worse. Researchers announce today that global warming and its impact on the Azores cyclone are related to it.
Remember that the azure typhoon is an elevated areathat orbits over the North Atlantic. With great influences on in Western Europe. The researchers found that this hurricane has changed dramatically over the past century. So about 200 years ago it started growing and expanding. The trend has only accelerated. on the beat From .
devastating effects to come
Effects onThis widening has been recorded in the Azores counter islands particularly in stalagmites. 1200 years ago, winters in the western Mediterranean were drier and drier. According to the researchers’ projections, precipitation levels are expected to drop another 10 to 20 percent by the end of the century. Because as long as greenhouse gas emissions do not slow, the Azores will continue to expand.
The problem is that winter rains are particularly important to the environmental and economic health of Portugal and Spain. Without it, viable areas for viticulture could disappear, for example, almost completely by 2050. Olive production could drop by 30% by 2100.