Flood, fire and plague: climate change blamed for disasters.
While researchers have warned that global warming may saddle future generations with lifelong illness extreme flooding in Venice, fires in Australia and an epidemic of plague in China have been credited to climate change that this week.
“This really is the consequence of climate change,” town mayor Luigi Brugnaro said on Twitter.
City thoroughfares were turned into raging torrents, stone balustrades were crushed, boats tossed ashore and gondolas smashed against their moorings since the lagoon wave sampled at 187 cm (6ft 2ins).
Rising water levels are becoming a threat to this tourist jewel, although it had been the greatest since the listing 194 cm set in 1966.
“The damage will encounter hundreds of millions of euros.”
On the other side of the world, parts of Australia have been ravaged by bushfires this week, with four people and communities forced to flee the flames.
Portions of New South Wales, along with Queensland, have been in drought which the Bureau of Meteorology says is being driven, in part, by warmer sea-surface temperatures.
Air temperatures have heated over the past century, raising the ferocity of both fires and droughts.
The government accepts the need to lower emissions while arguing that more powerful environmental actions would cripple its market.
Globally, concern about effective action has soared since U.S. President Donald Trump left the global Paris Accord on climate change and took steps to dismantle environmental protections.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and trump are one of the world leaders who openly question that the science of climate change, from California and the Amazon basin – despite devastating fires in their own countries – which global warming is at least partly blamed by environmentalists.