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Fabio d'Andrea: "We are already facing the consequences of climate change"

2021-07-22T17:42:18.902Z

MAINTENANCE - While extreme events are not new, global warming makes them more frequent and more intense.



Fabio d'Andrea is Deputy Director of the Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory at the École normale supérieure in Paris.

LE FIGARO.

- Floods in China, fires in North America and Siberia… Are we already facing the consequences of climate change?

Fabio d'ANDREA.

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Personally, I believe so.

Forecasts by climatologists predict an increase in events of extreme intensity in an on average warmer world.

However, to know if a particular disaster is a manifestation of climate change, you have to do specific calculations.

Scientists use digital models for this: they reproduce on a virtual Earth the weather conditions on the day of the event (temperature, humidity, wind, etc.) and run this model a thousand times to measure the probability of such a disaster, at both under current climatic conditions and those before the industrial revolution.

We know from this type of study that the latest

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Source: lefigaro

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