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Most climate skeptics live in the U.S. and Japan

Concerns about climate change is observed in many countries, especially in the tropics, shows poll in Britain, Japan and the United States, people have become more and more reason to doubt climate change.

The online survey polled 13,492 adults in 13 countries. As it turned out, 88% said that over the past 20 years, the climate has changed. In Mexico and the number of Hong Kong confirmed the presence of changes was 98%, Indonesia 97%. Belgians support the contention by 80%, while the U.S. only 72%. The main signs of a changing climate people considered the rise in average

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Climate change and carbon needle reduce global GDP

The slowdown of the global economy due to climate change and dependence on fossil fuels is estimated at about 1.6% of global GDP, or $ 1.2 trillion a year, and if you do not solve the problem, in 2030 the figure is expected to double, according to the second publication of the report of the Climate Vulnerability Monitor.

The report was prepared by expert organization DARA commissioned Forum countries vulnerable to climate change (Climate Vulnerable Forum). Members of the organization are the 20 developing countries, including, for example, Bangladesh, Kenya and Costa Rica, have observer status the EU, U.S., China,

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France is ready to organize in 2015 a conference on climate change

France is ready to organize a conference in 2015 to prepare a global convention on climate change, said Tuesday the president Francois Hollande.

"We have to come to an international agreement on climate change by 2015. I declare that my country is prepared to take on these dates the conference participants the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change" — said Hollande, speaking at a meeting of the UN General Assembly.

In addition, he said, "France is in favor of an African UN agencies responsible for the environment."

The Kyoto Protocol, which came into force in 2005, contains quantitative commitments by

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Sharks could lose a third of habitat in the North Pacific

Global warming will lead to a reduction of 35% where sharks in the North Pacific Ocean, at the same time, albatross and tuna have the opportunity to increase their "possession," according to an article published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

A team of U.S. and Canadian researchers led by Elliott Hazen (Elliott L.Hazen) from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the USA (NOAA) compared the observations of the migration of 23 species of marine life with climate change projections to 2100.

"We assume that 35% of habitats of these species in the North Pacific to change. Mako sharks,

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The Arctic is melting, colder in Europe

Record loss of Arctic ice, recorded this summer may bring a cold winter in the British Isles and northern Europe. This has already happened in other years, such as in 2007 and 2011, when the summer was observed intense loss of ice cover in the Arctic.

The speed and volume of melting ice broke the record in 2007, the difference was comparable in size to the area of Texas. It is noteworthy that the polar experts were convinced that such a rapid melting will not be repeated for many decades, but global warming has given itself felt again in

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Protocol for the Protection of the Ozone Layer has fulfilled the task, say scientists

The Montreal Protocol, which on Sunday marks 25 years, had served its purpose — observations show that ozone depleting substances in the atmosphere is reduced, and the scientific community through an agreement made great progress in the understanding of atmospheric processes related to the ozone layer, said RIA Novosti Russia's representative to International Commission on Ozone, a leading researcher at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the RAS Obukhov Alexander Gruzdev.

Montreal Protocol to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer was signed in September 1987. Protocol that restricts the production and trafficking of ozone-depleting substances, and

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Meteorologists canceled after keeping 90 years record heat on Earth

Experts from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) officially recognized as invalid established 90 years ago in Libya's record of the highest temperatures in the world — 58 degrees Celsius, in the opinion of scientists, record temperature was measured with error.

"Now, the official status of the hottest places in the world belongs to the National Park" Death Valley "in California, U.S., which has the same importance to meteorologists, like Mount Everest for geographers," — said the WMO.

As previously thought, the historical maximum surface temperature was recorded exactly 90 years ago, September 13, 1922 in the Libyan town of Aziziyah,

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Melting permafrost will warm the Earth by 1.6 degrees by 2300

The melting of the permafrost in the Canadian and Russian Arctic may cause additional increase of average temperatures on Earth by 1.69 degrees Celsius by 2300, even if greenhouse gas emissions are completely stopped, say climate scientists in a paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience .

It is believed that other areas of tundra and permafrost have accumulated over its lifetime of about 1.7 trillion tons of carbon in the organic remains of animals and plants. For comparison, the Earth's atmosphere contains about half as much carbon, and releasing even a part of these stocks could have catastrophic consequences

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Glaciers of South America began to melt faster

Watching the southern edge of the glaciers of the Andes Mountains in South America, the scientists found that global warming losses in Southern Patagonia ice cover over the last 10 years has increased by more than half compared with the previous 30-year period. It is the largest glacier in the southern hemisphere with his neighbor to the north (North Patagonian glacier) significantly increase global sea levels, thawing every year faster. Scientists compare the current ice loss with height Empire State Building in the United States.

The western part of the glacier in the Southern Patagonia in 2001. Melting seen

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Global warming is related to species diversity

Paleontologists have found that global warming has a positive effect on species diversity. Article (at the time of this writing, it has not been posted on the Internet) appeared in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and its summary results in Nature News.

In the study, researchers analyzed data on the diversity of the biosphere over the past 540 million years. As a result, it was found that the temperature peaks coincide with an increase in biodiversity. The researchers say that their results apply to the present time it is impossible — the fact is

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