A new study published by an international team of researchers argues that global warming favors the arrival of early springs in some areas of the world. The phenomenon is more dangerous than some may think since it can facilitate drier summers, especially in the northern hemisphere.
Human activities are the primary source of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. As the levels of greenhouse gases continue to rise, the planet continues to heat up. It is hard to estimate how increasing global temperature can affect the entire world, but several studies mention that the consequences could be quite dire.
Researchers from all over the world are hard at work on the development and implementation of strategies and methods that could be used to limit the release of greenhouse gases.
Global Warming Paves the Way Towards Early Springs and Dry Summers
Earlier research proves that as the global temperature continues to grow, the warm seasons tend to be longer in many areas. This means that the spring will arrive earlier, followed by a lengthy and warm summer. Fall will come rather late, and winter will be shorter than it used to be several decades ago.
Within the study, the researchers collected and used satellite data for the northern hemisphere. This data was recorded from 1982 to 2011 to create new climate models. The results were quite impressive as the scientists observed water depletion from the soil is favored in this case.
It is well-known that plants will release a large amount of water via particular pores placed on their leaves. The water which is released into the air will lead to more rainfall, but the amount is too small to replace the one which is absorbed by plants from the soil. Dry soil can also make life more difficult in some areas since the air will be drier and less cool than it used to be. More information can be found in the study, which was published in a scientific journal.