A new study has been published on the effect of global warming on the seasons in the Northern Hemisphere in China.
According to research, in the past years global warming in case of continuing effects 2100 It was announced that the winter season in the Northern Hemisphere could decrease to two months and the summer season could increase to six months.
Ocean scientist Yuping Guan, lead author of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the US-based science journal Geophysical Research Letters, said, “Global warming Summers are getting longer and warmer because of the reason, and the winters are getting warmer and shorter.
‘LIVED EQUALLY IN THE 1950s’
“In the 1950s, four seasons were predictable and equally experienced in the Northern Hemisphere, but climate change is now leading to dramatic and irregular changes in the length of seasons and start dates,” said Guan.
The researchers used historical daily climate data from 1952 to 2011 to measure changes in the length and onset of the four seasons in the Northern Hemisphere. Scientists, who counted the beginning of summer as the day when temperatures were 25 percent above the average temperature of that period, accepted the beginning of winter as the day when temperatures were 25 percent below the average.
‘SUMMER DAYS EXTENDED 17 DAYS’
With the resulting data, scientists determined that the summer days increased from 78 to 95 days between 1952 and 2011, and the winter season fell from 76 days to 73 days.
Stating that spring is seen as the longest season, scientists reported that spring fell from 124 days to 115 days, and autumn fell from 87 days to 82 days.
‘AUTUMN AND WINTER BEGIN LATE’
Stating that the spring and summer months started earlier each year in the data, the scientists reported that they noted that the autumn and winter months started later.
Underlining that the Mediterranean and the Tibetan Plateau are the regions most affected by seasonal changes, experts stated that if no radical efforts are made on climate change and global warming, winter months will last less than 2 months in 2100 and summer may last six months.
‘IT CAN DISSOLVE ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES’
“Numerous studies have already shown that changing seasons pose significant environmental and health risks,” says oceanographer Yuping Guan, the study’s lead author. “For example, birds change migration patterns and plants emerge and bloom at different times. “These changes can disrupt ecological communities by creating mismatches between animals and food sources,” he said.