Heatwave WARNING: Sweltering weather and soaring temperatures to ‘SMASH ALL RECORDS’

Heatwaves will become more frequent in the coming years as bouts of hot “smash” through all existing records. Weather experts predict the consequences of climate change will leave parts of the world boiling throughout the coming century. Heatwaves carry the increased risk of heat stroke and heat exhaustion, putting the most vulnerable at risk of death. And if nothing is done to combat the threat, weather forecasters have concluded entire communities will be pushed to the brink of collapse. 

The dire weather warning was presented this week in a study published in the journal Nature .

The study, penned by Scott Power and Francois Delage of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, found more than half of the world will suffer record-breaking temperatures with each consecutive year.

The climate experts fear the nations most at risk are developing countries and small island nations.

Their study, dubbed Setting and smashing extreme temperature records over the coming century, reads: “Changes in the intensity or frequency of extreme climate events can profoundly increase the disruption caused by climate change.


“The more extreme these events, the greater the potential to push ecosystems and communities beyond their ability to cope.

“The rate at which existing high temperature records have been broken has increased in response to rising global greenhouse gas emissions (GGHGEs), and the rate at which historical records are surpassed is projected to increase further over the coming century.”

But we are already suffering the consequences of climate change, according to the UK Met Office.

Last year, the summer of 2018 was the joint hottest summer on record, tied with 1976, 2003 and 2006.


And according to the national forecaster, caused by climate change has made the sweltering summer conditions much more likely to strike.

The Met Office said: “The summer of 2018 was the joint warmest on record for the UK as a whole and hottest ever for England.

“The Met Office has shown that human-induced climate change made the 2018 record-breaking UK summer temperatures about 30 times more likely than it would normally have been naturally.”

If nothing is done to limit the effects of climate change, Mr Power and Mr Delage’s study warned weather events will become increasingly more “extreme” by the end of the century.


By using 22 climate models to forecast future weather, the researchers found 67 percent of developing countries will suffer extreme heat.

Their study reads: “These figures all drop to 14 percent under a scenario with much lower GHG concentrations.”

As greenhouse gases concentrate in the upper levels of the atmosphere, the Met Office said heatwaves will become more frequent.

Since the pre-industrial era of 1850 to 1900, the Earth’s surface temperatures have risen by around 1C degrees.

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