For days, “the heat wave” has been one of the exclusive issues in Argentina, but it is a phenomenon of global scope, since this region of the planet will register the highest temperatures on the planet.
For this reason, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) echoed the critical meteorological situation in the country and warned that “the heat wave in Argentina is affecting health, water and energy supply. , and agriculture “.
The WMO replicated the reports of the National Meteorological Service (SMN) in its official accounts and shared the heat maps that are recorded in Argentina and recalled how “climate change increases the intensity and frequency of heat waves.”
The UN-dependent organization shared the record record that was reached on Tuesday in the City of Buenos Aires, where at 4 p.m., the thermometer read 41.1 ° C, the second highest mark since 1906.
The record is still the one registered on January 29, 1957, with 43.3 degrees. He also took note of the 42.5 degrees that were reached in Córdoba.
“Argentina is in the grip of a heat wave, with temperatures above 40 ° C and a series of new records in the season. The heat is expected to continue,” the international organization warned, realizing that the phenomenon will register the highest temperatures globally.
In the same series of tweets, the WMO cited the “Annual Global Perception Survey” carried out by the World Economic Forum – which brings together the world’s leading companies – and acknowledges the obvious: “Extreme weather and the loss of Biodiversity and ecosystem collapse are considered three of the top ten global risks by gravity in the next 10 years. ”