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Human-caused heating behind extreme droughts in Syria, Iraq and Iran

Extreme droughts that have wrecked the lives of millions of people in Syria, Iraq and Iran since 2020 would not have happened without human-caused global heating, a study has found. The climate crisis means such long-lasting and severe droughts are no longer rare, the analysis showed. In the Tigris-Euphrates basin, which covers large parts of Syria and Iraq, droughts of this severity happened about once every 250 years before global heating – now they are expected once a decade. In Iran, extreme drought occurred once every 80 years in the past but now strikes every five years on average in today’s hotter world. Further global heating, driven by the burning of fossil fuels, will make these droughts even more common. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/nov/08/extreme-droughts-in-syria-iraq-and-iran-since-2020

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  • Princess

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    This is deeply concerning.

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    • George Kariuki

      30 w

      We must work to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions to prevent future droughts and other climate disasters.

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      • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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        A recent study reveals that the extreme droughts devastating Syria, Iraq, and Iran since 2020 can be directly attributed to human-caused global heating. These prolonged and severe droughts, once rare, have become more frequent due to the climate crisis. In the Tigris-Euphrates basin, occurring roughly once every 250 years before global heating, they are now expected once a decade. Similarly, in Iran, extreme droughts, once every 80 years, now strike every five years on average in today's warmer climate. The study emphasizes that continued fossil fuel-driven global heating will further escalate the frequency of these devastating droughts.

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        • Lucinda Ramsay

          31 w

          Heating and air conditioning need to be replaced with affordable efficient alternatives. For heating heat pumps and insulation, for air conditioning - architecture and heat/cooling air pumps, plants and trees.

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          • Gorffly mokua

            31 w

            It is about time that we take urgent climate action before things get out of hand..

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            • Princess

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              Urgent global action is needed to address the root causes and mitigate the devastating effects on communities and ecosystems.

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              • johnte ndeto

                31 w

                This is so sad considering it's peoples negligence towards climate change that has contributed to the crisis

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                • Kevin

                  31 w

                  This is devastating

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                  • Rotich Kim

                    31 w

                    This areas is extremely hot and human being living the the area should be awhere of unpredictable climate change

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                    • Joseph Githinji

                      31 w

                      The people living in the three nations and beyond must be weary of the negative effects caused to the environment for the human activities done without accountability. We must work together to stop any activities that jeopardizes the state of our climate.

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