Italy: a centuries-old sequoia was cut-down



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Italy: a centuries-old sequoia was cut-down

In Italy a centuries-old sequoia was cut down. The incident happened in Parco Burcina, near Biella, Nortern Italy. The large sequoias in the Burcina park was one of the most ancient in the entire country. Piedmontoutdoor site said: "Sequoias of the Burcina Park still appear vigorous and with regular, thick and imposing foliage.

The planting of these magnificent subjects of Sequoia sempervirens dates back, as it is said, to 1848, on the initiative of Giovanni Piacenza, who wanted to celebrate the promulgation of the Albertine Statute. Since this species was introduced in Europe from California around 1840, the Burcina specimens were certainly among the first to be planted in Italy."

Europe with drier summers due to the climate crisis

The study, published in Science Bullettin and led by Nikos Christidis and Peter Scott, highlights the consequences of climate change in Europe. The study explains: "We expect to see significant changes to European summers as a consequence of human-induced climate change.

Summers could become much drier and this change will become more and more evident as we move towards the end of the century." The researchers analyzed the historical trends on the summers of the Old Continent and, using a predictive model with medium emissions for the next decades, they estimated the probability of summers characterized by rain or drought.

Furthermore, they also added to their model the variables relating to the increase in temperature and changes in evapotranspiration. Global warming in Europe is already a reality and, without specific interventions, will continue to worsen over the coming decades.

So much so that, by the end of the century, summer rains will become a real rarity across the continent, resulting in seasons extremely affected by drought and heat. Since summer seasons plus tower do not mean the absence of water.

Indeed, the correspond to the increase in dangerous atmospheric phenomena, such as storms, floods, floods and hurricanes. This was explained by Kate Willet, an expert at the Met Office, underlining that the more water is retained in the atmosphere in the form of gas due to evaporation due to the increase in temperatures, the greater the possibility of extreme precipitation.

Climate change will lead to increasingly dry and hot summers across Europe. This is what emerges from a new study, conducted by the Hadley Center of the British Met Office, on the consequences of climate change for the Old Continent.

Not only worries about the occurrence of hot seasons ready to bring temperatures typical of areas close to deserts to Europe, but also the fact that the model has been developed on estimates of average emissions. In other words, with containment measures in the production of greenhouse gases already implemented.