Central Europe could see a seven time increase in extreme drought if global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise.
According to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports, this research must come as a warning sign to take immediate action to reduce carbon emissions, which could reduce the frequency of future drought.
The study states that the area of crops affected by drought is also set to increase and could double by the second half of the century.
In 2018 and 2019, central Europe suffered its most damaging drought with watercourses and rivers drying up and increasing instances of wildfires.
To ensure water supply to future generations and maintain the ecosystem, urgent climate action across the globe is needed.