Giaever does not believe in warming

Norwegian Ivor Giaever (Ivar Gi? Ver), winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973, came out of the American Physical Society (American Physical Society, APS), reports AFP. 82-year-old native of Scandinavia are not friends with their American counterparts in their views on climate.

"The reason was his opposition to the official position of the APS on global warming," — says the organization's spokeswoman Tawanda Johnson (Tawanda Johnson). In 2007, APS issued a report that clearly stated: "The evidence is incontrovertible: Global warming is indeed the case." Obviously, Giaever takes a different view.

American Physical Society on the occasion

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In Antarctica, where there was no global warming

In Antarctica, the last 35 years it has become much colder, and the temperature continues to fall,

in spite of the global warming observed in the world, the conclusion made by U.S. researchers.

While the temperature of the rest of the continents increased over the last century, Antarctica is resisting the trend, although the reasons for this remain a mystery.

Over the last century the average temperature of the world's growing every ten years by 0.06 degrees Celsius. The exception was the period between 1979-1998 years, when the warming trend was more pronounced — 0.19 degrees Celsius.

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Arctic melted away as eight thousand years ago

The area of Arctic sea ice reached a record low rate. According to the Institute of Environmental Physics of the University of Bremen (Germany), September 8, 2011 of natural ice occupied only 4.24 million square meters. km, which is 26 thousand square meters. km less than the previous anti-record, delivered in September 2007, reports CBC News.

Scientists, glaciologists are informed Japanese sensor remote sensing from satellites NASA "Aqua". Observations of the Arctic from space underway since 1972, and since then the area of ice is reduced by 50%. In addition, as noted lead researcher George Heygster today glaciers

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Climate change has already begun — worse than we thought (The Washington Post, USA)

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During his speech to the Senate in the hot summer in 1988, I talked about the future, that climate change will bring to our planet. I tried to paint a grim picture of the effects of constant temperature rise caused by the use of fossil fuels.

But now I have to admit that when my view was too optimistic.

My predictions about the increase in the average global temperature was right. But then I was not able to fully clarify how fast increase in average temperature will cause more extreme weather events.

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Global warming does not break the cycle of El Niño

Fossilized clams that lived off the coast of Antarctica in the early Eocene (about 50 million years ago), told an international group of researchers long history of El Niño.

If Linda Ivan from Syracuse University (USA) and her colleagues read that right, the modern theory of predicting El Niño incessant result of global warming, are incorrect.

During El Nino rains flooded Peru. (Photo timekin.)

Scientists have analyzed the annual rings in mollusk shells and tied them with climate variation characteristic of El Niño. This phenomenon is reflected in the extraordinary warming surface of the Pacific Ocean in the east-equatorial,

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U.S. political elite does not understand global warming

The presidential candidate of the U.S. Republican Party, Rick Perry told voters that he does not believe in global warming, calling it a scientific theory that has not been proved. At a meeting with business leaders, he said: "I do not think it necessary to spend money on a scientific theory that is not evidence. From my point of view, it is more and more taken into question. " However, another representative of the U.S. political elite Democrat Al Gore in 2007, he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on climate change. Expert in hurricanes William Gray

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Eurasia waiting ice age

In the twentieth century, the average temperature on Earth has increased by about one degree. This is a serious figure, because even when you exit from the Ice Age warming is usually only 4-5 degrees. In such circumstances, some species may be on the brink of extinction, and more persistent — to completely change their range or behavior. Anomalies of the natural world — Victoria Pyrkova on Radio "Vesti FM".

Climate changes are natural to the Earth. The dinosaurs could not survive in cold conditions, and their skeletons are found in Antarctica. Accordingly, on this continent was once the climate

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Belarus has seen the most global warming in the Northern Hemisphere

Chief of the hydro-meteorological monitoring and fund data Republican Hydrometeorological Center Victor Miller said that the warming in Belarus has led to a shift in the agro-climatic regions of 80-120 km from south to north, reports ALE.BY.

The average annual temperature in the country has increased over the last 20 years by 1.1 degrees. In the northern hemisphere during the same period, the average temperature has increased by an average of 0.8 degrees, BelTA informs.

In general, steady warming observed in the republic since 1989. Among other features of climate change in Belarus representative Hydrometeocentre called the greatest temperature

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Last year, 42 million people have fled their homes because of irreversible climate change

Last week, the UN announced the opening of November 28, 2011 conference on the problems of global warming. The event, called the United Nations Climate Change Conference, held in Durban (South Africa). It was visited by representatives of 40 countries of the world. However, scientists have noted with alarm that already occur in nature irreversible changes have led to an incredible increase in global average temperature of the planet, more frequent devastating natural disasters, the extinction of many species of animals and displacement from their homes of millions.The conference program is now being developed in Durban. But even the

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Change in ocean circulation can cause a sharp change in climate

In the Earth's history there have been occasions when the average surface temperature of the planet in a matter of decades jumps ten degrees, and some scientists believe that we are waiting for something like this due to the pumping of the atmosphere with carbon dioxide.

The new study, however, supports those who believe that the cause of sudden warming, and so lies in changes in ocean circulation. "It is possible that the mechanisms for greenhouse gases cause such drastic changes that do exist, but the geological record we did not speak about it," — emphasizes the study co-author

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