Vietnam authorities reported a record temperature of 44.1 degrees Celsius at Hoi Xuan station in Thanh Hoa province on Saturday, surpassing the previous record of 43.4 degrees Celsius in Ha Tinh province in 2019.
This heat wave has spread across much of South Asia in April, with record temperatures in several countries. Climate expert Nguyen Ngoc Huy has called this event “worrying in the context of climate change and global warming” and anticipates that “it will be repeated many times.” Scientists have stated that global warming is exacerbating adverse weather, and the recent report of the UN intergovernmental panel of experts on climate change has warned that “each increase in global warming will intensify multiple and simultaneous hazards.”
Record temperatures in Vietnam and heat waves in other countries are a clear indication that global warming is having a direct impact on the Earth’s climate. The scientific community has warned that this phenomenon will become increasingly frequent as greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise.
Rising temperatures not only have an impact on human health but also on flora and fauna, agriculture, and food security. It is important to take measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to ongoing climate change to mitigate the harmful effects of global warming.
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