New Zealand had the warmest June in 112 years

New Zealand had the warmest June in 112 years

File photo on a beach in Nelson, New Zealand, on June 9, 2020. REUTERS/Tatsyanipsanava

New Zealand has recorded its warmest June since 1909, two degrees above average, despite the fact that it is in the middle of the southern winter and the country is affected by arctic winds., a phenomenon that the country’s scientists attribute to climate change.

The average temperature in June was 10.6°C, which is 2°C above the average for the month between 1981 and 2010, making it Hottest June in New Zealand since measurements began in 1909According to the National Institute for Atmospheric and Water Research (NIWA).

“We always have extreme weather events, whether it’s extreme drought, extreme humidity, extreme heat, but With climate change making these events more likely and more extreme‘, said this Tuesday to Radio New Zealand NIWA meteorologist Chris Brandolino.

FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians walk near the main entrance to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, located in downtown Wellington, New Zealand, July 3, 2017. REUTERS/David Gray
FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians walk near the main entrance to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, located in downtown Wellington, New Zealand, July 3, 2017. REUTERS/David Gray

The expert added, “What is alarming is that In the past ten years, this has happened six timesIn response to the government agency’s report issued on Monday.

Apparently New Zealand, the 21st most polluted country on the planet per capita, has made a commitment. Achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 to counteract the effects of greenhouse gases on the planet and accelerating the transition to clean energy.

Also, this year the executive branch of the Prime Minister work, Jacinda Ardern, who rules by the majority, suggested a The law requires the financial sector to submit a mandatory report on the environmental impact of their investments استثماراتThe first law of its kind in the world.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.  EFE / EPA / DAVID ROWLAND
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. EFE / EPA / DAVID ROWLAND

Similarly, the government of New Zealand, a country in which 40 percent of its polluting emissions come from agriculture and waste, which in December 2020 declared a climate emergency in its territory.

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(With information from EFE)

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