Human activities have increased the intensity of atmospheric precipitation

Human activities have increased the intensity of atmospheric precipitation

The first scientific climate study conducted globally using artificial intelligence has shown how human impact is responsible for the extreme climatic events of recent years

(photo: Tullio Puglia / Getty Images) Intensive land use, CO2 emissions and other human activities have had a continuing impact on the planet's atmospheric events, becoming a trigger for extreme rainfall and other climatic events. A study published by the leading scientific journal Nature has shown how our behavior influenced the frequency and intensity of rainfall, increasing the danger of floods or landslides and endangering the global ecosystem.

I UCLA researchers (University of California, Los Angeles) have examined climate data from around the world to see if anthropogenic influence - that is, human-induced changes in the environment - has in any way influenced atmospheric precipitation. In this way, scientists have been able to prove, on a global scale, how human activity has altered the natural climatic variations of the entire planet. This study is a novelty in the field of climate research, because it used artificial intelligence to compare data worldwide, while so far this type of analysis has been limited to individual countries.

“It is essential to identify changes caused by human action, compared to those caused by natural climate change ", research coordinator Gavin Madakumbura explained to the Guardian" in this way we can be able to manage water resources and plan adaptation measures to climate change ".

Human activity is causing the earth's temperature to rise and this affects the amount of precipitation. "The main mechanism linking rising temperatures to increasing rainfall is that warmer air can contain more water vapor," Madakumbura explained, "and this only increases storms." According to data from the UK Meteorological Center, while at the regional level some places are becoming drier, globally atmospheric precipitation is increasing everywhere. This leads to an increase in the intensity of rainy periods, which can cause sudden floods and devastating impacts on the ecosystem and human infrastructure.

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