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Climate Change: Scientists speak on floods in Germany

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By Tendai Guvamombe

Climate Change Scientists has explained on devastating floods that recently affected parts of German, Belgium and other parts of Europe. This comes amid all the affected nations are still grappling the effects of COVID-19 pandemic.

Carlo Buontempo, Director of Copernicus Climate Change Service at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts expressed worry at the recent floods saying the catastrophe took place in the extremes.

“With climate change we do expect all hydro-meteorological extremes to become more extreme. What we have seen in Germany is broadly consistent with this trend.”

Daniel Swain another climate change scientist at the University of California in Los Angeles attributed the unfortunate rainfall pattern to the latest global trends. He maintained that the recent whether events are worrying  as compared to the previous trends.

“The extremes that would have been newsworthy a couple of years ago aren’t, because they pale in comparison to the astonishing rises a few weeks ago.”

“The US is often in the spotlight, but we have also seen extraordinary heat events in northern Europe and Siberia. This is not a localised freak event, it is definitely part of a coherent global pattern.”

Climate Change has been causing untold suffering to various parts of the globe and countries of the world are working round the clock on the reduction of Greenhouse gas emissions.

Tendai Guvamombe