Wei Ke, Associate Researcher of Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
For more than a decade, terms like “hottest summer ever” have frequently appeared. This year, the temperature has reached new record highs. The root cause of extreme heat lies in global warming. The systematic risks of global climate change are universal, unpredictable, and endogenously correlated. Extreme heat is just one facet of the issue. The ‘disaster package’ brought by global warming also includes torrential rains, floods, droughts, wildfires, stronger typhoons, ocean acidification, sea level rise, etc. In essence, humanity has entered an era marked by frequent disasters.