Last August, the United Nations revealed that humans are causing irreversible damage to the planet because countries have failed to minimize their fossil fuel emissions.
Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has taken action against “some” contractors who have failed to comply with rainfall preparation procedures. Doha State News Agency (QNA) reported on Saturday.
“The reasons rainwater collects on the Corniche are imperfections in the storm drainage network and non-compliance with rain preparation procedures by some contractors, consultants and Ashgar, and necessary measures will be taken,” Ashgar said. ‘s head Saad Al Muhannadi told QNA.
This came on the heels of a surprising downpour on Thursday, the worst rain to hit Qatar in decades in July. It shows that it is flooded.
Al Muhannadi noted that Qatar is expected to experience more “exceptional rainfall in the coming years as a result of climate change” and authorities are working to reduce the impact on roads. Also, when rain accumulates, it is automatically drained through the network, so it takes time to drain.
“We are proud of Ashgar’s Qatari and foreign executives at all levels. We are not looking for excuses,” Al-Muhannadi added.
Heavy rain for the first time in 60 years
Meanwhile, Abdullah Mohammed Al-Mannai, head of the Meteorological Department of the Civil Aviation Authority, confirmed to the media that Thursday’s rain was the heaviest in 60 years in July.
talk al rayan tvAl-Mannai confirmed that the last sighting of such an event was in 1962 and denied that the reason was linked to climate change. He said that the reason for this was the increase in humidity and the condensation of water vapor.
“Over the past three years, rainfall has been neither the same nor anomalous…Next year we will see a drop in temperature, but these changes are temporary,” Al-Mannai said.
Concerns about climate change were reignited this summer as Europe faced record heat.
according to Guardianthe UK recorded the highest temperature in 40 years for both June and July, and London hit an all-time high of 40 degrees Celsius on 19 July.
A heatwave has caused wildfires in parts of the continent, including Spain, France, the UK and Greece.
Spain said last week at least 500 Ten days of heatwaves have killed people.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said last week: “This has nothing to do with ideology, but in reality it has to do with the climate emergency in which the planet lives.
code red for humanity
In August of last year, united nations It became clear that humans were causing irreversible damage to the planet as nations failed to minimize their fossil fuel emissions.
Endorsed by 195 governments and based on more than 14,000 studies, the report says global warming will continue to intensify over the next 30 years, leaving only a small window of opportunity to prevent the more dramatic consequences of the climate crisis. Is not …
Since the 19th century, humans have warmed the planet by about 1.1 degrees Celsius, and global warming is expected to rise to about 1.5 degrees Celsius over the next 20 years, with more heat waves expected in the future.
Heatwaves used to occur once every 50 years, but as droughts become more common than ever, global warming will make them occur once every 10 years, according to the report. I was. The chance of heavy rain increased by 1.3 times.
If nothing is done, Arctic summer sea ice will disappear completely by 2050, and even if global warming were limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius, sea levels would rise for hundreds or thousands of years. expected to continue.
But experts say immediate action to reduce carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere by 2050 can limit the damage the planet is already doing.
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