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Carbon dioxide is not to blame

Temperature of the planet may be less sensitive to changes in levels of carbon dioxide (CO?), Than previously thought. These findings came a group of scientists, who published his findings in the journal Science. According to the researchers, people still expect "radical changes" in climate worldwide, but the risk of changes slightly less serious. Previous climate models to assess the sensitivity of climate to increased CO? were based on meteorological changes over the past 150 years. Of these models are hard to predict with certainty a single figure. The new analysis, which includes the paleoclimatic data in an existing model

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Mexico is suffering from the worst drought in

Mexico is suffering from the most severe drought in 70 years, caused by the heat and lack of rainfall, which forced the government to take measures to provide water for about 2.5 million people.

Natural disasters mainly affect the northern states of Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Guanajuato and Zacatecas.

Social Development Secretary Heriberto Felix Guerra, said it was "largely due to a climate change that affects the entire planet."

Secretariat implemented a plan of action to combat water shortages, resulting in 700 vehicles with 10,000 liters of water, delivering drinking in the remotest areas.

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Toads and frogs are leaving Earth

Under the threat of imminent extinction of an entire class of vertebrates is the planet's inhabitants — reptiles or amphibians. Mortal danger to them caused by climate change, pollution, and dangerous fungal infection.

According to researchers from all existing types namely amphibians are the greatest danger — so that within a few decades, toads and frogs, newts and salamanders can simply disappear. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the extinction of 30% of threatened amphibians. Of the 6285 species of amphibians, caught in the Red Book of the organization, are under threat of death 1895. With 39

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Concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a record level

Amount of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere in 2010 reached record levels, and the rate of increase in their concentration increased, said on Monday the annual report of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

"The impact on greenhouse gas emissions from human activities have once again reached record levels since pre-industrial times," — said WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud.

"Even if we can stop today, our greenhouse gas emissions — and this is not the way — they will continue to persist in the atmosphere for decades to come and, therefore, continue to affect the delicate balance of our living planet

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We are threatened permafrost

U.S. Geological Survey scientists, the Joint Institute for Genome Ministry of Energy and the University of California warned of the dangers that can lurk in frozen soils for centuries Arctic regions of Earth. The fact is that they contain a lot of bacteria, mostly little-known to modern science. Since each gram of soil in central Alaska, there are several thousand of these microorganisms. They have never been grown in a nutrient medium, so do not really know what they are. Despite the cold, they are still active, and its activity is increased by heating associated with

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The climate is changing. Ground waiting floods and extreme heat

Operating under the auspices of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said that because of human-induced climate change and global warming, almost the entire planet in the coming decades waiting for a significant increase in periods of extreme heat.

These climate change will also cause some regions more droughts, increased rainfall in others, frequent floods, and rising sea levels, the organization said in its latest survey.

The report noted that this is the likely prognosis, and not on the exact anticipation.

The report is published for 10 days before the start of international talks on the topic of

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New York may be flooded as a result of a severe hurricane

As a result of global warming and sea level rise the Big Apple can be disarmed before the disaster, Francesco Tortora wrote in an article published on the website of the newspaper Corriere della Sera.

"After 10 years of a strong hurricane would flood New York. This is not an apocalyptic scenario of a new Hollywood movie, and the real projections contained in the report of the research study, commissioned by the New York State Energy Researchand Development Authority by U.S. scientists at Columbia and Cornell Universities" — the newspaper writes.

"The report says that as a

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Warming evident in the Arctic is 10 times stronger than the world

Emergencies Ministry warns of serious threat to the environment and the population of the Arctic coast of Russia due to global climate change, which is reflected in the Russian Federation more noticeable and can lead to an increase in the number of large-scale extreme emergencies, especially natural and manmade. "Serious threat to natural systems and human security in the Arctic is global warming, which is manifested in the polar regions is almost ten times higher than the average in the world," — said on Thursday the agency. According to scientists, the Arctic is undergoing its most severe climate change —

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Climate change threatens African rivers Nile and Limpopo

As stated by the other day Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, the growth in global temperature and the displacement of precipitation observed in recent years, may affect the water balance of the largest African rivers, the Nile and Limpopo. The study group of scientists has revealed serious problems in the countries included in the Limpopo River Basin, including the portion in Botswana and South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Now through this region is the river bed is almost dry. Therefore, as noted in the report produced by the International Forum on Water and Food in Pretoria,

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Crops threatened by climate change

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has sounded the alarm — global climate change and other environmental stresses threaten traditional varieties of crops and other plant species around the world. This statement was made in the 10th anniversary of the conclusion of the International Treaty for the protection and exchange of plant genetic resources. Countries that have signed the agreement to establish a world gene pool of plants, which includes the 1.5 million copies of the genetic material of plants.

According to the head of FAO, Jacques Diouf, the gene pool is the basis for more than

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