Although it is very difficult to know how the climate will behave in ten or more years, today we have programs that can help meteorologists and weather enthusiasts to get an idea of what could happen. Thus, the former territorial director of the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) in the Balearic Islands, Agustí Jansà, was able to explain very worrying things to the Diario de Mallorca.
According to the expert, unless drastic measures are taken already, the future looks quite gray. This will be the climate in the Balearic Islands in 2038.
Three degree rise
At the moment, the average temperature of the planet has risen by about 1,4 degrees Celsius since 1880. It may seem like an insignificant value, but it is still enough to break important records each year. As well, in the Balearic archipelago by the year 2038 the temperature will be up to 3 degrees higher during the summer. Winter will continue to soften, with values that could be up to half a degree higher. So the feeling that there is "no fall" will continue to grow as time goes on.
If we talk about the temperature of the sea, during the summer season it could be up to a degree higher, which will have implications for the posidonia and, also, for the fauna.
Sea level will rise 25 centimeters
The 25 centimeters that it anticipates that it will rise in principle might not be much, but if we take into account that the same provincial capital, Palma, is almost at sea level, it is foreseeable that some beaches will be affected. And that is not to mention that when cold fronts approach and the waters rage, the risk of flooding will only increase.
If there is something positive in all this, it is surely that enough has been invested so that at least half of the cars that circulate are electric, so that we will have somewhat quieter islands.
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