Researchers claim, Heatwaves have increased in both length and frequency in nearly every part of the world since the 1950s. The study was published in the journal Nature Communications,
It found regions like the Amazon, north-eastern Brazil, west Asia and the Mediterranean are experiencing rapid changes in heatwaves.
The study found that changes in heatwaves are not only increasing but accelerating due to the human-driven climate crisis.
Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick, study’s lead author said, “ Not only had there been more and longer heatwaves worldwide over the past 70 years, but the trend had accelerated markedly”
It is said that a detectable increase in average heatwave intensity was found only in southern Australia and some regions of Africa and South America.