The impact of climate change can be felt in Turkey, especially after recent unusual events weather incidents. Experts say more is in store for the country in terms of rising temperatures. The generally warm Aegean and Mediterranean regions of the country, in particular, will be experience a further increase in temperatures during the summer.
Professor Doğanay Tolunay, a climate change expert from Istanbul University, said that the two regions – stretching from Çanakkale in the north and the third plus grand from the country city Izmir in west to Antalya and Muğla in the “Turkish Riviera” and Adana – will be warmer in summers due to the fallout from climate change.
He also warned that other regions would feel the impact more depending on their usual climate features. The black Sea region, for example, who has already endured a grand number of flooding and excessive rainfall, will likely see more heavy rainfall, Tolunay said.
He told Anadolu Agency (AA) on Wednesday this extreme weather led to “extreme” incidents, including in Summer. “Extreme weather causes floods, heavy rains, hailstorms, droughts and forest fires. Such incidents are on the increase throughout the world and Turkey gets son share also. We’ve seen the biggest wildfires last year.”
In August, Turkey broke temperature records. It was 49 degrees Celsius (120 degrees Fahrenheit) in Cizre (a city in the southeast) and exceeded 45 degrees Celsius in Antalya and Mugla. “Climate change may further increase temperatures by up at 6 degrees Celsius in the future. It can even be higher in the South-East, up at 7 degrees Celsius,” he said.
He warned that heat waves in the Aegean and Mediterranean regions can make them “suffocating”.
He added that the impact would not be limited to these regions, noting an increase in sea water temperatures in the black Sea. “More water evaporates and that, in tower, worsens precipitation. Humans are also at fault to some extent, in terms of construction in river beds. Other regions will also see higher precipitation because the soil is eroding. Concrete is everywhere and water cannot seep into the ground and insteadce just fills in hollow areas,” he warned.
Turkey is still reeling from a serious menace drought, especially in the central and southeastern regions. Tolunay said 2020 had been extremely dry year and extended in 2021.
The country has taken a step up His efforts against climate change and ratified an important international OK for fight against son impact last year. the issue is also breeding public awareness, according to new survey.
Konda’s investigation research society and Iklim Haber, a news portal on climate change news, found only 66% of people respondents are worried about climate change, while three out of every four people believe that the climate crisis is the result of humanitythe actions of.
However, the investigation also found only a few people know on the Paris climate agreement, which Turkey has ratified in 2021, while a smaller number of people are aware of government is net zero episode goal by 2053.