Half of Bulgaria may be affected by a series of droughts in the coming years ᐉ News from Fakti.bg – Bulgaria
The water levels in all the rivers in our country are lower because of the dry weather this summer. The information comes from the hydrologists, according to whom the smaller rivers in many places have almost dried up in their upper reaches, BNT reported. According to the UN report, it is expected that half of Bulgaria will be affected by serial drought in the coming years.
This summer is relatively dry, meteorologists say. The final judgment will be clear after the summer months are over.
“In Bulgaria, like a large part of Central and Western Europe, there are serious indications of drought. In the past July, in most of the precipitations were below the average norm for the month, calculated for the last 10 years. The biggest droughts are in the entire Danube plain , in the greater part of the Upper Thracian lowland and those especially in the central parts of Eastern Bulgaria. Hristo Chervenkov from the “Climatology” section – NIMH.
Almost half of the countries of the European Union suffer from drought, which hampers agriculture, energy production and water supply, according to the data of the research center of the European Commission. The forecast of international experts is that global warming and climate changes in the coming years will lead to more intense and longer droughts.
According to a UN report, in the coming years Bulgaria will be among the countries most affected by drought in the world. If the climate is allowed to worsen in the longer term, experts warn that drought will affect more people than any pandemic. In other words, it will become the next pandemic as, for the suffering, there will be no vaccine to cure it.
According to the report, due to the looming drought, an increasing number of people will live under stress, as at certain times the demand for water will far exceed the supply.
Assessment 3.2 from 6 the voice.