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Extreme weather events in 2010: from Pakistan to Russia

Last year, during which extreme weather caused devastating floods in Pakistan and China, as well as the unprecedented heat in Russia, was the warmest year in the history of weather observations, said Wednesday the U.S. government agency.

Experts from the UN Committee on Climate Change stated that the weather in the XXI century will be more extreme because of the accumulation of greenhouse gases. And these gases accumulate as a result of human use of fossil fuels.

Last year, along with 2005 were the warmest since the beginning of earth observations in 1880. This statement was made by the National

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Mass bird deaths caused apocalyptic mood

In North America, over the mass killing birds. During the day, two new cases in the U.S. state of Tennessee and the Canadian province of Quebec. Starlings and pigeons. Explain this, scientists can not. As with other similar stories in Arkansas, Louisiana, Sweden and Italy. Residents of the Italian city of Faenza were shocked when they went outside. Throughout dozens of dead birds on the sidewalks, trees, and even on the balconies of houses. Most along the highway that leads to the local plant chemicals. Scientists soothe people. They say that there is no environmental disaster, and life is not

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A calf with two heads was born in the Georgian village

In the village of West Georgia Martvili four days ago calf born with two heads, four eyes and three ears, the correspondent of the newspaper look.

As correspondent VIEW Deputy General Director of Tbilisi Zoo scientist zooolog Guram Tsiklauri, such anomalies do not occur very often, but they can be taken for granted.

"If the two-headed calves, pigs and lambs were born at least five times a year, this could be a cause for concern. But the facts are periodic such anomalies are quite acceptable. Martvili — not Chernobyl, there is no "dangerous" in terms of business environment, and the

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Map of active volcanoes from 22 to 28 December

From 22 to 28 December, the active are 14 volcanoes. Clickable image.

According to the weekly report of the Smithsonian Institution, from 22 to 28 December show any activity 14 volcanoes.

New activity / Wake: Etna (Sicily, Italy); Kizimen (Eastern Russia), San Cristobal (Nicaragua), Stromboli (north of Sicily, Italy); Tenger Caldera (East of. Java, Indonesia), Tungurahua (Ecuador)

Current Activity: Bulusan (Lusonsky Island, Philippines), Fuego (Guatemala); Karymsky (Eastern Kamchatka, Russia), Kilauea (Hawaii, USA), Krakatoa (Indonesia), Sakura-Jima (island of Kyushu, Japan), Shiveluch (Central Kamchatka, Russia ), Soufriere (West Indies).

New activity and awakening volcanoes Etna:

According to

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This year in Moscow was a record of the weather anomalies

This year in Moscow was 1.6 degrees warmer than normal and a record of the weather anomaly. This information was provided by the Met Office Metropolitan Area. According to forecasters, 2010. became the first in the history of weather observations, when the metropolitan area was so extreme weather events.

In February this year, Capital Region residents surprised to heavy snowfall, which added to the snow pack of the capital once 67 cm, while the total rainfall for the season is about 155 cm Thus, in February 2010. was one of the most snow in Moscow.

If during the spring the

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Head of Climate Programme, WWF Russia Alexei Kokorin: the climate is becoming more extreme

At least hundreds of thousands of residents of the Moscow region were on Sunday, December 26, without light, heat, and often — water and communications. The cause was held in the night from Saturday to Sunday freezing rain, because of which the trees were covered with ice. Icy trees began to fall, including the wires. To comment on the situation "Polit.ru" agreed climate program director of WWF Russia Alexei Kokorin.

Tell us about the nature of freezing rain, which recently took place in Moscow?

The nature of this phenomenon is very simple — a combination of warm and cold air,

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Climate anomalies in 2010 may be flowers

Climate anomalies in 2010 may prove to be "flowers" compared with "berries" — the future effects of climate change, which is necessary to contain the next step in the negotiation process — a new climate agreement, said the head of the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Christiana Figueres ( Christiana Figueres) in a video released on the eve of the next session of negotiations between the parties.

The next summit of member countries of the Convention on Climate Change to be held in Cancun (Mexico) from 29 November to 10 December. Will be preceded by

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Cold winters in the United States are the result of the Siberian snow fall

Cold winter is the result of the American autumn snowfall in Siberia, which, in turn, caused by the melting of ice in the Arctic due to global warming, U.S. climate scientist Yudah Cohen. On his theory, he told the New York Times.

According to the researcher, who is one of the heads of Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc, a whole chain of events leading to the cold winters in Europe and the United States launched the global warming. This may seem a strange conclusion, but a detailed description of the mechanism proves the reverse-engineer weather though complicated, but it is

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Laurel, azaleas and lilacs bloom in Sochi, due to weather anomalies

Laurel, azaleas, lilacs and other plants, which usually bloom in April, blossomed in Sochi in December due to the nature of weather conditions this year, the head of the department told RIA Novosti introductions Research Institute "Mountain Forestry and Forest Ecology" Galina Soltani. According to her, this warm weather in December for Sochi is abnormal, there is a common phenomenon. However, after a summer drought in the early fall experienced a temporary freeze, which was replaced again warm, wet weather, "baffled" by some representatives of the vegetable world. "Flowered native plants, flowering is characteristic for April: laurel, yellow azalea. Blossomed

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In Southern Russia — unplanned spring

In Krasnodar, the thermometer rose to 20 degrees above zero. These natural disasters do not remember even the old-timers. In Krasnodar botanical garden not only lilacs bloom, and even capricious yucca, which is usually only open flowers in early summer. However, the biological nature of this riot was not happy, "Vesti". The parks have blossomed Krasnodar dandelions and butterflies. On the street, in spite of the calendar, some days the temperature is around twenty degrees Celsius. Since the middle of winter in southern Russia early spring. Not only hawthorn blossom and lilac. Far more exotic yucca — South American heat-loving

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