(CCTV Finance, "International Finance Report") Due to continuous heavy rains in the past few days, the Washington area of the US capital was in traffic chaos. Many local drivers were trapped and some basements were flooded. On the morning of the 8th, people ushered in the rush hour for work during the heavy rain. Many people rushing to work near the White House were trapped in the flood on many transportation routes in the Washington area. The entire carriage was filled with water and could not be started. The flood also spread to the media studio near the west side of the White House. The basement floor was covered with water, and people kept working on the wet carpet. The local fire department said that many roads have been destroyed by heavy rain and more than 30 calls for help have been received throughout the morning. They advise people to avoid driving as much as possible.
Starting from the 7th, southern China ushered in a new round of heavy rainfall. This heavy rain can be called the "overlord rain" since the flood season this year. Guizhou, Guangxi, Hunan After the six provinces and regions encountered heavy rain or heavy rain, the impact was wide and the rainfall was also large. The local precipitation exceeded 200 mm. In this round of heavy rainfall, yesterday and today were the periods with the largest range of rainfall and the strongest intensity. Today, There were heavy rains of 100-200 mm in parts of southwestern Zhejiang, northwestern Fujian, north-central Jiangxi, northeastern Guangxi and other places. The Ministry of Water Resources launched a level IV emergency response for flood and drought disaster prevention at 16:00 yesterday and dispatched four teams to The four provinces of Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangxi, and Guizhou assisted in the prevention of floods and droughts. The Central Meteorological Observatory predicts that this round of heavy rainfall will continue until around the 10th, with a wide range of influence, large cumulative rainfall, and a high degree of overlap between the heavy rainfall area and the previous period. Disaster risk further increasedBig.
All over the world, the impact of abnormal weather is expanding. Many European countries have been hit by heat waves, and the temperature in many places has exceeded historical records; Mexico was "submerged" by hail in hot summer days; cities in Kyushu, Japan and India were flooded by heavy rains; Alaska experienced rare high temperatures; residents of the Arctic Circle held umbrellas. The abnormal weather in July and August may continue, or have an impact on tourism and the economy.
Recently, a high temperature of 45.9 degrees Celsius appeared in the suburbs of Montpellier in southern France. Temperatures in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic also rose to nearly 40 degrees Celsius, breaking the record for the highest temperature in June. On June 30, in Guadalajara, Jalisco state in central Mexico, the sultry weather suddenly changed, and a large number of hailstones fell on the ground. The depth of the ground hail reached more than 1 meter. In Kyushu, Japan, there have been torrential rains in recent days, affecting millions of people.
In Mumbai, India’s second largest city, a record-breaking rainstorm caused buildings to collapse and more than 20 people died.
The temperature on Anchorage 4, the largest city in Alaska, reaches 32 Celsius, the highest record in 50 years. The Arctic Circle spans Alaska, whenLocal residents wore woolen jackets and knitted hats in summer, but they had to wear sunscreen and umbrellas this year.
Abnormal weather is still expanding globally, and many voices think it is Affected by global warming. The International Labour Organization released a report on the economic impact of global warming on July 1. Which shows that when the temperature exceeds 35 degrees Celsius, workersYou will feel pressure and production efficiency will drop. The International Labor Organization warns that as global warming worsens, the continuing heat pressure forces workers in agriculture and other sectors to lose the equivalent of 80 million full-time jobs in the next 10 years. This report estimates that due to rising temperatures, the total global working time will be lost by 2030 by 2.2%, and the economic loss will reach 2.4 trillion US dollars. A report issued by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in October 2018 warned that the global temperature will rise by 1.5 degrees Celsius as early as 2030 than before the industrial revolution.
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