Coming up from North Africa, a new heat wave is set to take Europe by storm during this late June-early July period. However, this is just the beginning.
The high concentration of greenhouse gases is the main reason behind heat being trapped inside the atmosphere, causing these phenomena to be a mere glimpse of an ever more suffocating reality.
Around the world, an increasing number of all-time high temperatures are being registered everywhere. In recent months, countries like France have been experiencing their first heat wave in 75 years, right after going through the driest and hottest month of May to ever be recorded in French territory. For Portugal, this month of May has also been the hottest to be registered in the last 90 years and, together with Spain, it is putting up with an extreme drought that covers over 90% of the Iberian Peninsula. Even countries like Pakistan and India have been enduring heat waves topping 50C in the midst of this year’s spring.
For some meteorologists, these types of phenomena represent the true colors of climate change, establishing a strong connection between global warming and the appearance of waves of extreme heat.
If current trends continue, It is expected that future heat waves will be increasingly intense and frequent, leading to the appearance of larger forest fires and increasing water stress in arid areas affected by extreme drought, an environmental issue that LIFE Ecodigestion 2.0 already addressed last week.
Renewable energy is rising up at the forefront of the energy transition against climate change. Current biogas production is expected to double by 2030, and in turn, these figures are expected to grow up to four times as much in 2050, in alignment with the climate neutrality objectives set out in the European Green Deal.
LIFE Ecodigestion 2.0 enhances green energies that help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Through the treatment of organic waste, the usage of biofertilizers and the substitution of fossil fuels, we are contributing to the reduction of the carbon footprint, while favoring the functioning of circular economy within the framework of a sustainable environment.