Very few consider that they or their assets will be struck by lightning. People relegate the threat of lightning to chance and are confident it will not affect them. This is a mentality that may come back to haunt them if new scientific research is correct.
Research has shown that global warming may cause an alarming lightning frequency increase around the world. For every 1 degree increase in temperature, the frequency of lightning strikes will increase by 12%!
They also calculated that for every 2 lightning strikes in the year 2000, there will be three in the year 2100. A staggering increase caused by our modern day lifestyle.
Not only will this increase the number of wildfires to an almost uncontainable level for fire services, but it will damage the environment and ozone layer due to the greenhouse gases which are produced.
If this increase were to happen tomorrow there would be more lightning, more rail delays, more fires, more infrastructure damage and potentially many more deaths. Lightning is a serious danger.
If the research is correct then there is little that can be done to prevent this lightning frequency increase from happening. Nevertheless we can all prepare and protect the assets and the people we love.
This is just one of the services that GreyMatters provides.
Although lightning may be becoming more frequent, GreyMatters has the tools, experience and expertise to help remove its threat!
Protect your assets with our lightning protection risk management services and we guarantee you will not suffer a direct strike in the next 25 years! This is just one of our specialities and it is our aim to protect as many lives as possible from the threat of lightning.
Lightning Frequency Increase … Next Steps
If you would like to discuss the threat of lightning to your assets or any of the other services that we at GreyMatters provide, then please get in touch. You can email us via our contact page or schedule a phone consultation.
Written by: Niall Cardwell, GreyMatters
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