Boiling Hot, Some Temperatures in Indonesia Have Reached 38 Degrees Lifestyle – 2 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Air temperatures in a number of areas in Indonesia are far above normal. Several meteorological stations from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) recorded that the maximum temperature had reached above 35 degrees Celsius.

Based on BMKG Climate Parameter Information, in the period 21-22 October 2023, the highest daily temperature in Indonesia was recorded at 38.3 degrees Celsius. The scorching temperature was recorded by the Kertajati Meteorological Station in Majalengka, West Java.

The lowest temperatures were recorded in three areas, namely the Japura Meteorological Station, Tangerang Geophysical Station and Juanda Meteorological Station, each reaching 35.2 degrees.

Head of BMKG Dwikorita Karnawati, at the time International Workshop on Climate Variability and Climate Services in Bali some time ago, they again reminded countries in the world regarding the real threat of climate change.

According to him, the condition of the earth is not good, which threatens the survival of all living things on Earth. Therefore, Dwikorita encouraged all countries to collaborate to overcome environmental problems.

“Climate change threatens all countries. No matter the condition of the country, both developed, developing countries and small island countries are all experiencing hydrometeorological disasters, even multiple hydrometeorological disasters,” said Dwikorita, quoted from a press release.

BMKG itself, according to Dwikorita, has taken an important role in encouraging climate information services based on science and legal policies to anticipate increasingly worrying climate change conditions.

“Therefore, we really need to strengthen the link between science, policy and information services, especially in understanding the impact of climate change and climate variability and its impact on human life, which also has an impact on the safety of our civilization,” he said.

One example of the impact of climate change that is now clearly being felt by the world, according to Dwikorita, is the El Nino and La Nina phenomena which trigger hydrometeorological disasters. It is not uncommon for a country to experience a flood disaster but at the same time also experience a drought. As a result, this condition makes many people suffer.

In the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) report, the rate of climate change in the world is disrupting all sectors of life, especially the economy of a country. Developed countries, for example, can experience 60% of the number of disasters related to weather, but generally only 0.1% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

However, severe conditions are reflected in developing countries which are affected by 7% of global disasters but cause losses of 5% -30% of GDP. Meanwhile, for small island countries, 20% of global disasters cause losses of up to 5% of GDP and in some cases can exceed 100%.

“We see that extreme weather, climate and water-related events caused 11,778 reported disaster events between 1970-2021,” said Dwikorita.

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