Climate Sochi gives reason to fear that the 2014 Olympics will be too warm

A year later, the Sochi Olympics will start, but now it raises concerns, says Scott Edmonds in an article published in the newspaper Le Huffington Post Québec. "The most important obstacle to the Winter Olympics in Sochi could be a climate" - the author writes.If you think that the climate of Vancouver delivered hassle-organizers of the Winter Olympics in 2010, it is an understatement. "If someone asked me to name the most inopportune city for the Winter Olympic Games in Canada - says David Phillips, senior climatologist at Canada - I would call Vancouver. As for Russia, the answer Read more [...]
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Climate change portend catastrophe

Climate change is happening faster than expected. Already by 2060 g.selskoe economy can come in decline, cities may be under water, and the tropics become uninhabitable zone. World Bank admits that the average temperature on Earth will rise in the next 100 years at 4 degrees Celsius. It will be a disaster: the earth will cover drought and floods. WB offers a traditional recipe - need to reduce carbon emissions, the temperature increased by only 2 degrees, which were listed in the previous forecast.   Severe drought in the Amazon, Brazil. forum.priroda.su After 100 years, the planet Read more [...]
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In Askania Nova flowered virgin steppe

Unique natural phenomenon these days can monitor staff and guests of the biosphere reserve Askania Nova in Kherson region. In the eastern part, in the strictly protected virgin steppe, first to bloom, and then even threw one of the representatives of the ear feather feather - feather Ukrainian. Due to this part of the steppe area of 20 hectares into a sea with waves of silver, glorified in literature and folk ballads.- I work in Askania Nova for 22 years, but this has never been seen before. After blooming feather usually begins in April and May, and this cycle is on my mind is not disturbed Read more [...]
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Disappearing ice

American director Jeff Orlowski took a fascinating, intriguing and impressive documentary about the work of National Geographic photographer James Balog. In the film "Vanishing Ice" talking about his unique project. He assembled an expedition to explore the Arctic. Together with a team of like-minded photographer found dozens cameras to monitor the melting of huge glaciers impressive due to global warming. Balogh previously did not believe in what climate change is such a huge impact on the environment. However, an editorial trip to the Arctic has changed his life. Despite the Read more [...]
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World Bank warns of the risk of uncontrolled climate change

Uncontrolled warming the Earth's climate is fraught with disaster, warns the World Bank. He warned that the global temperature rise of 4 degrees threaten food security.The World Bank has warned of the disastrous consequences of uncontrolled warming Earth's climate. The report, prepared by the Institute of Climate Research in Potsdam (PIK) and the Berlin consultancy firm Climate Analitics, states that the global temperature of 4 degrees over the coming century would threaten food security.Severe droughts and crop failures will be common, and global sea levels would rise by 0.5-1 meter, Read more [...]
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Abnormal heat in Chukotka

Chukotka southern winds continue to provide warm air. In these days of November, the average daily temperature is 14-16 degrees above normal. In the east district in daytime temperatures just below 0 degrees. In the coming days, significant changes in the Chukchi weather forecasters do not expect. The average temperature for the day will be above normal. According to scientists, there is a link between the decline of Arctic sea ice in the summer, the loss of ice in Greenland and weather in North America and northern Eurasia. Is not the "heat wave" due to changes in Chukotka area of Read more [...]
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By the end of the century, the world will warm by 4 degrees

By the end of the 21st century, temperatures on Earth would be four degrees above, the increased number of hurricanes and droughts. This is stated in the report submitted by the World Bank. The world also could face rising sea levels, food shortages and extreme weather changes, mainly due to the injury of the poor countries, the "Russian service Bi-bi-si." The authors of the study with the believe that such a scenario is not inevitable. According to experts, the global community's goal is not to prevent the temperature rise more than two degrees, can still be achieved if the implementation Read more [...]
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U.S. experts summed up the preliminary results of the hurricane season

Up until the end of October, it was an unremarkable season until the Mid-Atlantic coast of the U.S. did not come out "Sandy" ... Formally, he joined on land not even a hurricane, as it did in August, "Isaac," which devastated southeast Louisiana and took the lives of seven people. At the same time, "Sandy" has a tremendous force, equal to the energy of five nuclear bombs. Hurricane "Emile" at 20:35 GMT on 10 July 2012 over the north-east Pacific Ocean. © satellite Aqua | NASA Officially, the Atlantic hurricane season ends Nov. 30, but most of Read more [...]
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In mid-November in Bataisk flowered lilac

Despite the first frosts, the Don region continues to blossom bushes. This unusual natural phenomenon observed bataychanka living on Kuibyshev Street, according to local newspaper "Forward". The remainder of the cut branches of lilac, which looked as dry and lifeless, suddenly appeared green shoots. "I went out on the balcony in the morning, opened the window and felt a terrific smell the flowers - the woman. - They say that lilacs should definitely break off or cut to the next year, it has blossomed luxuriantly and thicker. So I plucked a twig. Now I will enjoy the sweet aroma Read more [...]
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Coming ice age? The coldest weather in 100 years comes to the UK

Life in the UK can stay for a few weeks as the most savage frost century begins. The temperature drops to minus 20 ° C in a rural area, forecasters warned last night, while heavy snow and "potentially dangerous" storm closed roads and railroad tracks, and make impassable. James Madden, meteorologist Exacta Weather, said: "We are seeing very cold and snowy conditions, at least for the last 100 years. Chances are, it will happen in December and January, with potentially heavy snowfall across the country.  "Parts of the North, Scotland and the East of England are likely Read more [...]
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Tajikistan turns into a desert

Country is turning into a lifeless desert - is the conclusion of the Tajik Academy of Sciences, scientists in their research. For Tajikistan, the situation is equivalent to such environmental disaster. Mass cutting of trees and reduction of pasture - these causes of desertification Tajik land called environmentalists. In a country where about 70% of the population throughout the year have problems with electricity, wood is becoming the only way to heat homes. Illegal logging does not stop tough laws, no environmental structure. A quarter-century ago, the forest area in Tajikistan is 15 percent Read more [...]
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Tornadoes in Buryatia – is it possible?

A resident of Buryatia tornado captured on video in the mountains of the Oka area respubiki Buryatia, according to local TV and Radio Company "Arik Us". By roller binds tornado occurrence with global climate change on the planet. Vladimir Daganeev was on a business trip in the village Khuzhir in the Oka region of Buryatia, where he and his colleagues observed the unique natural phenomenon at an altitude of about 3000 meters above sea level. Tornado that almost took out the sky, lifted into the air large amounts of snow, moving over a mountain ridge tundra Oka. The most surprising Read more [...]
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Climate scientists call for the government would shoot to global warming

Dozens of countries are united in the format of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in order to keep the global temperature increase to two degrees Celsius. Joint efforts of countries have specific recommendations to governments, to be followed to achieve the goal. At a recent forum in Singapore, Executive Secretary of the Christiana Figueres subjected the work of the governments of States Parties to harsh criticism.According to Ms. Figueres, governments are working in the right direction, but the pace of this work are not satisfactory. Secretary explained his position: "We are Read more [...]
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An Inconvenient Truth

Informative documentary about global warming and climate change. The film authors consider not only the scientific point of view, but also the political aspects of global warming.
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Climate change in the Altai. Belukha

Chief difficult meteorological station located at the highest mountain of the Altai – Belukha, talks about the consequences of climate change.
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Russian scientists predict the beginning of Ice Age in 2014

Russian scientists refute thesis on global warming and predict the onset of the next few years of global cooling. Head of Laboratory "VNIIGAZ" Vladimir Bashkin and Rauf Galiulin Institute of Basic Biological Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences in the pages of the scientific journal "Natural Gas Industry" reject anthropogenic influence on global climate, reducing everything to a multi-year cycle of solar activity. Last warming period, when the average temperature has risen by 0.7 degrees Celsius, says since the beginning of the industrial revolution - the second half of XVIII Read more [...]
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Of climate change – a global catastrophe?

During the week, the weather surprises on both sides of the Atlantic. Europe is buried in the snow: half-meter drifts took trap roads of Poland, Slovakia, heavy snow forced authorities to introduce a state of emergency and in the U.S. in anticipation of snowfall and blizzards canceled about 4 thousand flights. Each year, the climate of the planet is becoming more unpredictable. If previously suffered from the icy rain Ukrainians and the Caucasus, now its impact on the population hit central Russia. Not better things in the United States: hurricanes, tornadoes that raged in the southern states, Read more [...]
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Weather modification: scientific methods and not so …

Counteract the adverse climatic conditions people tried since ancient times. And, in fact, the creation of housing - this is just the first step in this eternal struggle. In modern times, a person comes to the aid of science and technology, and we are all witnesses of many successful examples of the formation or dissipation of rain clouds, hail prevention or fighting avalanches in the mountains. Currently, there are about 150 projects to change the weather, which are held in more than 40 countries.Scattering clouds - known example for the Russians in our country, such technologies are widely Read more [...]
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What actually happens to the Earth's climate?

This question set a 133 scientists from around the world participating in the project «Eemian». The project, led by the University of Copenhagen, Professor Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, and is aimed at making the study of deep ice cores from glaciers in North Greenland.The content of said one Edwin Waddington: "The project is a major international research aimed at trying to figure out what is really going on with our climate." The scientist said that have been received and sent to the first study of cores, dated interglacial period, which ended about 115,000 years ago. "Decoding" Read more [...]
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In Moscow, the thaw came anomalous

Abnormal snowfall in Moscow change thaw. The average daily temperature in the coming days will exceed climatic norm by about eight degrees.In Moscow and in the whole of Central Russia February 7 at the unusually warm weather is expected for February precipitation in the form of sleet and snow and rain. Afternoon temperature in Moscow will be a zero-plus-two degrees, in the region - from minus three to plus two degrees. Southeast wind, five to ten meters per second. Patchy rain and snow are expected. Create the conditions for the formation of ice, ice, icicles. As in parts of projected wet Read more [...]
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