By Laura Taylor • 09 July 2020 • 11:43
Scorching Summers: 2050 could be hellish
IN the year 2050, summers in Spain could be far from recognisable as experts predict that temperatures could reach the 50-degree mark. In 30 years, suffocating heatwaves could be experienced followed by months of drought and tropical nights.
According to a study conducted by eltiempo.es, the summer of 2050 could be irrevocably altered by the effects of climate change. In the most pessimistic scenario, this could include a dangerously high rate of pollutants and radioactivity. Already Spain is experiencing some of the hottest temperatures and heatwaves ever, and with more frequency than ever.
This study highlights that if global warming increases by more than 1.5 degrees every year then Spain could suffer some serious consequences. These extreme weather conditions would make it harder for residents to fall asleep at night and increase the likelihood of floods.
The study predicts that summers in 2050 will be marked by extreme temperatures that could easily reach 45 degrees in Costa Blanca’s Valencia and 49 degrees in Sevilla and Cordoba.
It calculates that tropical nights could be the new normality in 2050, and nighttime temperatures in Madrid could reach 57 degrees and 61 in Barcelona. Likewise, the region could experience extensive droughts. Global warming is a problem which nations must face together and top-down policies must be created in order to ensure a safer future for generations to follow.
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Laura Taylor is a graduate from the University of Leeds. At university, she obtained a Bachelors in Communication and Media, as well as a Masters in International Relations. She is half British and half Spanish and resides in Malaga. Her focus when writing news typically encompasses national Spanish news and local news from the Costa del Sol.
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