The ‘gas crisis’ restores dependence on coal and raises temperatures in Europe

"gas crisis" Return to coal dependence and increase temperatures in Europe
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Thursday 11 August 2022 – 03:00

The Coperinux Service of the European Center for Meteorological Forecasts announced that last July “was one of the three hottest July months since 1991”.

In that context, Ali Shroud, a climate expert, said that the matter is related to “data based on global statistics and data, according to studies carried out by global topographical research centers.”

Shroud spoke, in statements to Hespress, about “the need to carry out a study comparing statistics from one region to another and from one year to another”, speaking of the existence of direct causes for this increase and climate changes “represented in gas emissions , whether from automobiles or from industrial mechanisms that consume more and produce gases.” more; Not to mention the various means of transportation, even ships and planes, with the extraction of oil from oil rocks and the use of coal as a source of energy on the other hand”.

The same expert confirmed that “what Europe is witnessing by cutting off gas supplies has led several countries to restart coal plants, such as France and Germany”, adding: “Recently, several countries have committed to maintaining 20 percent of gas. emissions, but they increased to 30 percent because of this.

The same spokesman stressed that “there is no will, because the geopolitical conditions that the territory knows have led several countries to not comply with their obligations.”

Regarding the forecasts for the month of August, Shroud said that it is “different from the month of July, which is considered the heart of the summer”, speaking of “the possibility of disturbances in the current month, especially in the Euro-Mediterranean zone” . regions, accompanied by rains and storms that sometimes break the geodynamics”.

The same expert pointed out that “at the end of August there is a change in the climate, and there are large fluctuations according to the regions,” adding that “there are balances that cannot be similar in different regions.”

Shroud also emphasized that “current commercial, industrial and agricultural activities are not in line with environmental balances and lead to negative effects on organisms.”

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