Chronology of devastating natural disasters in the past year significantly expanded with new events, and analysis of the frequency of these processes suggests that future extreme weather will become the norm. This was more often the scientists say, that capture more and more
evidence that the impact of human activity on the environment is becoming more destructive forms.
The process of growing like a snowball, and it is difficult to say that whether all international efforts to develop a common policy to protect our planet from irreversible changes.
"Sandy," "Bofa" and other …
In November last year, a hurricane named "Sandy" that hit the East Coast USA,
flooded New York for a few days and paralyzed life not only in the largest American metropolis, but in a lot of other communities in several states. Then the governor of the state of the same name, Andrew Cuomo, in an interview, acknowledged that natural disasters are occurring more often, and become one of the hallmarks of today. "We still have to learn to live in such climatic conditions," — declared the governor. And just a couple of weeks at the beginning of December, another tropical storm — "Bofa" less than a day flooded the capital of the Philippines — Manila, killing more than a thousand people and leaving millions homeless.
As noted by the "Voice America"Commenting on recent events, climatologist Todd Sanford said that these hurricanes are part of the general climate processes occurring at the moment in the world. Changing the main climate indicators categorically indicates that the climate of our planet is changing and getting warmer. Increases the temperature of air and water in the oceans, increasing the level of the oceans and seas, melting ice caps centuries-old ice, which leads to a change in ocean currents that formed the climate before. As a result, hurricanes and storms grow more rapidly, and their strength and destructive capacity only increases. Warming, however, does not mean that the living conditions on the planet will be more comfortable. According to another scientist — a senior scientist at the World Health Organization, Diarmid Campbell-Lendruma, high temperature and humidity in the uncharacteristic for this area will lead to the development of acute intestinal infections and malaria.
The international community declared the adoption of measures to prevent the process of global change, however, many conferences and workshops produce few results. As noted by a recent member of the World Climate Conference in Doha, an analyst at Environmental Fund Jennifer Haverkamp, she experienced the disappointment of the event, because the conference failed to deliver on its promises and has not developed any clear solutions.
Damage and consequences
However, as analysts under "Media"Magazine"Market Leader"The consequences of global climate change have a definite value, but the damage from the changes in the future humanity only be estimated. As follows from the present press release German reinsurance company «Muenchener Rueckversicherung AG», it estimated the total damage from the natural disasters that occurred in the world in the past year. Amounted to no less than 160 billion dollars, in this case, the payment of insurance companies have proven facts damages amounted to 65 billion dollars.
However, the risk of future lie not only in the plane of devastating hurricanes and floods. As noted by the Italian edition «Corriere della Sera», in the near future, the world may face a shortage of bread products wheat,
for global change has led to the global wheat yield began to decline, and for the past half-century it has fallen to 5.5 percent, and the average temperature on Earth has increased by only 0.5 degrees. Given the fact that in the next hundred years, scientists predict a rise in temperature indicators by 3-4 degrees, it will inevitably lead to a further drop in the yield of cereals, with continued population growth are more likely to lead to famine, social unrest and wars in the world.