Scientists have found out the reason for the increase in the frequency of natural disasters. Studies have shown that heat, floods, droughts, and showers occur more often than before, and this is due primarily to the fact that global warming changes jet streams in the atmosphere.
Climatologists from the US and Germany analyzed dozens of different models of climate change using historical data on weather anomalies and the attendant conditions. It was found that similar phenomena are associated with the formation of stationary jet streams in the atmosphere. These are stable narrow zones of strong wind in the upper part of the troposphere.
If the same weather persists for several weeks in one region, the sunny days turn into heat and drought, and prolonged rains lead to flooding. The main reason for the increase in the number of natural disasters is the increase in the amount of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere, scientists write in their study.