26th Apr 2023 @ 9:03 am

The Canaries could see a rise in temperatures of almost 4 degrees if action is not taken to limit climate change, according to the Earth and Atmosphere Observation Group (GOTA) of the University of La Laguna, Tenerife. 

The GOTA conducted detailed modelling of two scenarios: one in which climate change continues at the current rate, and another in which it is contained with the use of renewable energies.

In the first scenario, a rise of average summer temperatures of 2 degrees would be seen within 25 years, rising to 3.8 degrees by the end of this century. in the second scenario, temperatures will stillrise, but at roughly half the rate as in the first scenario.

Puerto del Carmen is the zone that would see the highest temperature increases, according to the study. The resort would reach an average annual temperature of 24 degrees under current conditions. 

Rainfall will also be even scarcer and winds stronger, especially on the eastern sides of the island. 

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