Climate Change Could Seriously Damage These Croatian Cities

Lauren Simmonds

Climate change has become an all to familiar topic over the last few years, with many naysayers and those who didn’t believe such a thing was happening beginning to see the sometimes enormous changes in the world’s weather.

Now that the environment and taking care of the planet has become a big part of people’s everyday lives, from making sure to properly recycle to reducing the use of plastic, some more information arises from experts much closer to home, with two Croatian cities in particular in the unfortunate spotlight as the world warms up.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 25th of August, 2019, leading climatologists Lidija Srnec and Branko Grisogono have warned on Dnevnik about the impact of climate change that we may not yet feel, but the impact it could have is much more than alarming.

”We have already reached one degree higher since the industrial period, ie, at the end of the nineteenth century. What we want to prevent is the temperature continuing to rise and, under the Paris Agreement, we would like it to stop somewhere up to 1.5 degrees. What is known today is that if we do not stop with these greenhouse gas emissions, those 1.5 degrees will be reached by 2030,” warned Lidija Srnec from the Climatology Service of the State Hydrometeorological Institute.

“It has been shown that sea levels are rising and that the sea level can be expected to rise between 35 and 60 centimeters by the end of this century,” Srnec noted.

Land penetration in this case could completely destroy agriculture in numerous Croatian locations, on both islands and on the mainland, from Istria all the way down to central Dalmatia.

“The Mirna river in Istria is in a rather dangerous situation, as are low-lying coasts such as those of Lošinj, Hvar, Ston, Trogir and even Zadar,” Grisogono warned.

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