Between great heat and violent storms, summer arrives in an Italy increasingly marked by a tropical climate. Since the beginning of the year, more than one storm a day has hit the peninsula with water bombs, trumpets, whirlwinds, lightning storms and violent hailstorms. Leaving, as a consequence, more damage in the cities and in the countryside. This is what emerges from the Coldiretti analysis on data from the European Severe Weather Database (ESWD) disclosed on the occasion of the summer solstice at 5.31 on 21 June with the civil protection alert for bad weather in the north.
In 2021, 195 extreme climatic events have so far been counted. And the overheating trend is confirmed with a temperature of 0.21 degrees above the average in the first five months of the year according to Isac Cnr. “We are facing in Italy – states Coldiretti – the consequences of climate change with a tendency to tropicalization and the multiplication of extreme events with a higher frequency of violent events, seasonal delays, short and intense rainfall and the rapid transition from the sun to the bad weather”. And the effect of climate change with the alternation of droughts and floods does not only impact tourism, but has caused the loss of “over 14 billion euros in a decade, between falls in national agricultural production and damage to structures and infrastructures in the countryside. with flooding, landslides and landslides “