Summer on our planet sets new temperature records every year. July 2019 was the hottest month in the history of observations. In addition, temperature increases have been observed worldwide over the last 100 years. Climate change will inevitably lead to extreme consequences in the future. Especially hot weather affects the cities. In fact, climatic difficulties are often observed in cities.
How will cities change in 30 years?
Scientists predict that the average temperature in many cities around the world will rise to 48 degrees Celsius by 2050. Obviously, the heat will adversely affect human health, as experts have mentioned more than once. But let us see how the cities and their lives change under the influence of unusually high temperatures.
If you do not change the composition of the mixtures, the asphalt is baked in the sun, which makes the roads, paths and sidewalks easy to melt. The resulting black, sticky asphalt puddles can cause cars to die out and pedestrians to suffer severe burns. The result of such a transformation of the roads will be a temporary ban on any movement on the roads.
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The air around airports in many American and European cities loses its usual density due to the high temperature. Under these circumstances, the aircraft can not develop the high speed required for takeoff. Thus, all flights between these continents are stopped.
The trouble will not pass the tracks. Ground metal rails begin to bend. Due to the bending and expansion of the tracks, all trains will be stopped on the S-Bahn trains of European countries. And the New Yorkers even have to forget the subway – the subway of this metropolis generates heat throughout the year. Even today, on a hot day, it can be difficult to wait for the train. Of course, it gets really hot at a temperature of +48 degrees Celsius.
If it felt like a breakdown of the transport was more than enough, you will quickly be disappointed. Massive power outages will be widespread. Record consumption will result in millions of people living in distress without light. In addition, the number of deaths will inevitably increase as the heat affects the health of the elderly and those with cardiovascular disease. Disruptions and communication systems do not pass. Even our news channel on Telegram will not be available.
Global warming results
As you will see, raising the temperature to 48 ° C will turn ordinary urban life in megacities into a life we have only seen on TV screens or on pages with fantastic works. In addition to the problems of electricity, transport and urban infrastructure described above, we are waiting for sea-level rise, freshwater depletion, drought and problems with growing crops such as corn, rice and wheat.
If the leaders of the world ignore the warnings of scientists and take steps to reduce CO2 emissions to the atmosphere, this is the future that awaits us all.
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