City in the South of Europe such as the Spanish Seville to Lisbon, already in this century may turn into a desert if the pace of global warming will remain unchanged. With such a forecast made by a group of French scientists led by climatologist Joel Giglio.
Scientists have created a climate model, which showed that warming by more than a half of a degree Celsius until the end of the XXI century will lead to more rather than consequences. Forests growing in southern Europe, are further “pushed” to the Northern mountains and the area where they grow today, will become increasingly desolate and lifeless. Scientists fear that in the adverse scenario, the ecosystem will undergo large changes than in the last 10 thousand years. The researchers note that their findings may be applicable to the southwestern part of the United States.
To avoid turning the Mediterranean resorts in the desert, experts urge you to minimize the emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and to take other measures to improve the ecological situation on Earth. As I hope the climatologists, it will slow down global warming, keeping away the moment the border to 1.5 degrees Celsius is crossed.
Scientists reported their research in the journal Science.
Some experts say that in some respects scientific work cannot be considered perfect. In particular, it takes into account only “natural vegetation” and is not considered a scenario in which new forests and other plants will be planted in southern Europe by the people themselves. However, provoked by human soil degradation, and urbanization may, however, accelerate the process of turning southern Europe into a desert, the researchers note.