A new type of climate anomalies in the Pacific Ocean gaining

NASA. / JPL-NOAA difference in temperatures from the norm (left) and sea level (right) of El Niño in 2009-2010 (Click on the image to view it).

A relatively new type of climate anomaly El Niño heat to the center, shifted from the east to the central part of the Pacific Ocean, it is becoming more frequent and more powerful — it can "messed things up" climate scientists engaged in long-term modeling, says the joint study of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL ), NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States (NOAA).

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Group tornado swept through the south-eastern United States

Group tornado swept through the south-eastern United States Natural disasters

To the south of the United States and the valley of the Mississippi River swept a series of tornadoes, along with the terrible storms. Suffered a dozen residents of the state of Mississippi and Arkansas. According to experts, most likely over the state simultaneously raging four craters caused after a cold front to the south of the Mississippi Valley penetrated further north.

The top ten states from Illinois to the Mississippi there was a strong wind break trees and roofs, as well as hail up to 3 mm

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Russia will not support the Kyoto Protocol

Russia does not want to support the Kyoto Protocol is an interesting

Prime Minister of the Russian Federation in a working meeting, said that at the end of the membership of the Kyoto Protocol in late 2012, the country has the intention not to participate in the Settlement, regulating carbon emissions. The decision is motivated by the lack of any material benefit to the state from the time of entry into the ranks of the members of the protocol in 2004, and too hard and unfair to countries with developing economies.

However, the government does not deny that

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In a three-star system discovered an Earth-sized planet

In a three-star system discovered planets the size of Earth Facts

Astronomers have found the closest to us and the smallest known exoplanet. She was found in the Alpha Centauri system, located 4.3 light years from our solar system and it is our nearest star system. The structure of this system consists of two Sun-like stars, and another distant faint red star.

Discovered exoplanet called Alpha Centauri Bb behalf star around which it revolves. Weight of the world is very similar to the mass of the Earth, but the life on it in a number of possible because

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Manila submerged under water

Philippines. Manila. August 19. Flooding caused by heavy rains and tropical storm "trams". (JAY DIRECTO / AFP / Getty Images)

August 21, 2013. Heavy rains and Tropical Storm "TRAM", Now heading to Taiwan, China and Japan, caused severe flooding in the capital of the Philippines — Manila. In many parts of the movement on the streets is only possible by boat. Closed state institutions, including schools, universities, banks, as well as most private companies. According to the National Emergency Management Agency, killing 8 people.

Philippines. Manila. August 19. Flooding caused by heavy rains and tropical storm

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Countries of Asia and Africa in 2011 threatened the hungry Revolution

Children in line for food in Eritrea. Photo: DPA

According to UN figures, in 2010 the average price of food in the countries of the "third" world grew by 25 percent. The situation is worst in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Yemen, Indonesia, and several African countries. They face serious social upheavals.

In India, Pakistan and Bangladesh over the last year the retail cost of food has increased by 25-50 percent, and the number of goods increased by three times. Hundreds of millions of people have been unable to feed their families. No better situation in Africa. All this threatens

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Mega-earthquakes can sink the volcanoes

August 20, 2013. Experts from Chile and Japan launched a joint study examining the impact of large earthquakes on distant volcanoes. Research topic suggested by nature, because after the strongest quake in northeastern Japan, a magnitude 9.0 (2011) found lower on the whole ridge volcanoes. Honshu, located 200 km from the epicenter. Depth omissions amounted to about 15 cm

Something similar happened on in Chile after the 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Maule (2010). Under the influence of the concussion five volcanic areas, 220 km from the epicenter sank to a depth of approximately 15 to 30 cm long It is not

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Droughts and floods ruined crops fifth of the South Urals

August 21, 2013. Crop destroyed by 411 thousand hectares.

The July drought in Chelyabinsk region has translated into emergency mode 10 municipalities. There burned 327,000 acres of land — it's 16% of the total cultivated area of the region. The damage amounted to 1.6 billion rubles. It should be noted that 144,000 hectares of affected fields were insured.

Replaced heat downpours flooded 926,000 hectares of crops in 7 districts, of which 84,000 were killed. Rotted 13,000 tons of harvested forage.

"For disaster relief in areas affected by flooding, the veterinary service is working on disposal of dead animals, identifies

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The planet is cooling down rapidly!

February 18. After 2010, which became the warmest on record, came the "cold times." January 2010 on the value of the global land + ocean temperature (12,38 ° C) took only 17th place among the warmest for the observation period from 1880 — reported by climatologists NOAA (the National Administration for the atmosphere and the ocean, USA) . To the average global temperature of the 20th century was 0,38 °. This modest result can probably be explained by the cooling effect of La Niña, which is celebrated in eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. If we consider only the surface temperature continents

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Environmentalists are sounding the alarm: the U.S. mass killing dolphins

August 21, 2013. U.S. scientists are sounding the alarm due to the high mortality of dolphins on the east coast of the United States. On the beaches of New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia in the last six months, found 228 dead dolphins. For unknown reasons, they washed ashore and died.

Once on shore, dolphins are no longer able to return to the ocean without any help and die within a few hours. As a rule, the land released only old, sick or injured animal.

In the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that these figures

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