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Summers are becoming hotter and hotter since the Industrial Revolution. If humanity cannot decrease the use of carbon-dioxide and other greenhouse gases, the temperature will keep on rising. This phenomenon seems to affect Budapest in particular, according to

The dense infrastructure and the high population density results in the crowded cities’ temperature going higher by 7.8 degrees Celsius compared to the countryside. Global warming just enhances this phenomenon.

54 percent of the world’s population lives in cities nowadays, and this might increase by 2.5 billion people by 2050. This will probably lead to medical and financial problems in the dense and hot cities.

Climate Central created an online interactive interface to show us how high the temperature will be in certain cities by 2100. The worst expectations are downright frightening.

The most pessimistic foretelling indicates a 4.8 degrees Celsius of average increase. Geographical features and thermal insulation may cause even greater heat in some cities.

Climate Central forecasts that Sophia will be the most rapidly warming city by 2100, followed by Skopje, Belgrade, Madrid and Bucharest. Budapest ranks tenth on the list. The hot summer will be similar at that time to the heat of Izmir, a city situated on the shores of the Aegean Sea.

Some cities will be so hot that currently there are no settlements to which we could compare them. For example the average temperature in the summer will be 44.1 degrees Celsius in Sudan’s capital Khartoum, unless our race manages to contain greenhouse gas emission.

However, temperature will keep on rising even if humanity manages to cease pollution. But we can still manage to slow down the process greatly.

Climate Central’s site also points out how important it is to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement. The plans of the treaty would not prevent only economical damages, but they could help preserving human lives.

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