A recent study shows that if no measures are taken to deal with climate change, the summer of 2100 in the northern hemisphere may be as long as half a year. CNN reported on the 23rd that the global summer time has increased by an average of 17 days in the past 60 years.
The research team said that due to global warming, summers are getting longer and hotter, and winters are getting shorter and warmer. Maybe the longer summer sounds good because people can have more time for vacation and outdoor activities, but this will affect human health, the global environment and agricultural development. As the hot weather prolongs, mosquito-borne diseases may become more common and the crop growing season will be longer.
According to reports, greenhouse gas emissions are the main cause of rising temperatures. The researchers said: “The spring and summer of 2100 will start one month earlier than this year, and the autumn and winter will be half a month later. This will result in the summer of 2100 being close to half a year, and the winter less than two months. This will have an impact on human life. A certain impact, especially agriculture.” For crops, the opening of spring one month in advance may face catastrophic losses, which will limit the growth of crops and destroy the ecosystem of an area.
The world’s largest oil painting was recently sold in Dubai for 45 million pounds. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported on the 24th that the painting became one of the most expensive paintings ever auctioned by living artists.
According to the BBC, the oil painting is called “The Journey of Mankind”, which was created by British artist Sasha Jafri over a period of 8 months and was certified by the Guinness World Records as the world’s largest oil painting in September 2020. The painting covers an area of 1,600 square meters and is nearly 4 basketball courts. On the 22nd, it was sold at the Atlantis The Palm in Dubai at a price twice as high as the estimated price. Jafri said: “I was shocked. I was a little bit at a loss. So much money was raised for the painting.” Regarding the auction proceeds, he said that he would donate all of the proceeds to UNICEF and other organizations to help disadvantaged children in countries such as Brazil, India, Indonesia, and South Africa.
During the new crown pneumonia epidemic, people’s focus of attention has changed from time to time, as can be seen from the Google search keywords. According to a report by the British “Times” on the 23rd, keywords such as “hope” and “panic disorder” set a new high in search volume in the country in 2020.
According to the report, Google compiled the search trends of British people in the past year and found that in April 2020, the second month after the UK was first blocked by the epidemic, the search volume for keywords including “hope”, “panic disorder” and “prayer” Have reached historical highs one after another. As people miss their relatives and friends, searches for the term “hug” reached a new peak in May. Before the blockade was implemented, people were worried about their health, and the search volume for “doubts” reached a new high in March.
In addition, the search volume of keywords including “puppy”, “book”, “barbecue” and “hot tub” also reached new highs. According to The Times, this is a reflection of real trends: It is estimated that during the lockdown, the number of dogs in the UK increased by at least 10% to more than 11 million; book sales reached 202 million last year, the highest in eight years. Some retailers reported that hot tubs were sold out last summer.
Google also said that in the first blockade, the British were most concerned about “when will McDonald’s open?” In the second blockade, people’s biggest concern became “when will the golf course open?”