Weather of Arabia - Unusual weather fluctuations witnessed by many countries of the world, including the Middle East region, specifically the Arab Republic of Egypt, which was exposed during the past week to several weather conditions, accompanied by dense waves of dust, thunderstorms, and heavy rains accompanied by showers of hail, As if the seasons of the year had met in one week, and even in one day.
"Sayed Ramadan" is the owner of a roving food cart near Ramses Street in central Cairo. He was directly affected by the weather when the downward winds blew his cart and the food on it, causing him great losses and a state of confusion and amazement in front of what happened, describing the scene to "Al Jazeera Net" as Winter has arrived in summer! .. This is a corner of the scene, and a direct impact of climate change on one person standing on the corner of a Cairo street!
For his part, the expert at the Meteorological Authority, Kamal Haiba, described the wave of dust that struck Cairo as unprecedented for this time of year, and it was accompanied by unusual rainfall.
Kamal Haiba explained that the climate was changing in Egypt in the long term and slowly, but recent years have witnessed an increase in air temperatures near the surface of the earth as a result of the increase in long-wave radiation returning to the surface of the planet at a rate greater than leaving it, with the continuous increase of greenhouse gases. into the atmosphere as a result of the unprecedented burning of fossil fuels and the razing of forests that used to absorb some of the carbon dioxide.
The expert stated that the temperature in Egypt used to increase every 30 years by 1.25 degrees Celsius , but years ago it began to move upwards at a faster rate of more than 3 degrees. He added, "This is a warning bell that has been sounding for a while," explaining that the temperature exceeding 42 degrees in Cairo in the past days was remarkable and warns of approaching fifty, or what he calls the "circle of fire."
According to United Nations estimates, Egypt is highly vulnerable to climate change, with an expected increase in heat waves and dust storms, as well as storms along the Mediterranean coast, with expectations of "severe" weather phenomena.
And Professor of Climate and Environmental Sciences Ibrahim Qutb confirms - to Al Jazeera Net - that the atmosphere is no longer able to absorb the Earth's heat. He added, "You may wake up in the morning to find that the world has changed around you and turned upside down," explaining that the sharp fluctuation in temperatures up and down may make people think at the height of summer that "winter has a rest."
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