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Giec report: the new face of a France that would warm up by 4°C


DECRYPTION - Land surfaces are warming up faster than the oceans. The rise in temperatures in mainland France should therefore be 60% higher than that recorded on average across the planet.

Scientists are already anticipating the local consequences of a France that would warm up further.

Among all the climate changes already observed (heat peaks, droughts, extreme rains, degradation of forests and difficulties for agriculture, rise in sea levels, etc.), the worsening of heat waves is the most feared phenomenon. .

“Even if the effects of global warming will be more dramatic for the equatorial regions, in metropolitan France the heat waves will have devastating local effects,

warns Robert Vautard, director of the Pierre-Simon-Laplace Institute (IPSL) and expert in climatic events. extremes.

The summer of 2022 resulted in 10,000

additional deaths in France.

These events are more deadly than the floods which cause dozens of deaths.”

Christophe Béchu, Minister for the Ecological Transition, already evokes a France where the thermometer could flirt with + 4 ° C at the end of the century.

A prognosis in line with forecasts…

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Source: lefigaro

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