Heavy snowfalls are killing life in the Arctic

Heavy snowfalls are harmful to the Arctic plants. Precipitation destroy flora indirectly: covered in snow multiply actively pathogenic fungi that cause and die dominant arctic plant communities.

The extent and thickness of the snow cover — one of the main factors, which ensures the stability of the arctic and alpine flora. Snow protects plants from the northern winter cold, keeps the temperature within the optimum and increases the availability of nutrients, thereby contributing to the growth of plants. But due to global warming winters become warmer, and the polar regions increased precipitation — snow.

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Americans fear the flood of their cities

Americans are seriously concerned about the possibility of flooding as a result of their cities raising the water level in seas and oceans due to global warming on our planet. Today, more than 4 million people in the United States from Los Angeles to the East Coast live in homes that can be flooded due to the onset of the ocean, soobschaetAssociated Press.

According to experts, the highest risk flood prone residents of American cities like Florida, Louisiana and New York. New York, which were previously considered not susceptible to flooding, according to the calculations of experts today can also

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On Earth, soon there will be hundreds of new species?

25.05.2004

25.05.2004

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Global climate change may not lead to the disappearance of some species of living beings on the earth, and to the emergence of hundreds of new species of animals and plants, according to Reuters. Scientists argue that the concept of global warming as a disaster, perhaps incorrectly.

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Analysis of the myths about climate change

Global warming has become a topic of political debate. Some are calling for a "green" reforms, while others say that the topic of climate play an interest in the financial group. So a scientific problem, after moving from university conferences campaign posters, begins to grow myths.

Corresponding BBCRussian.com Paul Bandak asked to comment on some common ideas on global climate change doctors Yadvindera Mali, head direction ecosystem research and senior researcher of the Institute of Environmental Change, Oxford University.

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Policy under the high degree

The leaders of the "Big Eight" again agreed to take "serious and urgent" measures

The problem of global warming is the best suited proverb — "a lot of words, so little things."

Since at least the mid-1990s, we hear that a person needs to urgently take drastic measures to curb the steadily creeping up the temperature of the planet. Millions of dollars are spent on gourmet snacks and champagne during high-level meetings. Hardly driven out of countries moneybags some vague promises for funds to fight climate change. And things are there.

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Scientists believe that cosmic rays may be global climate change

May 23, 2011 — DENMARK — By shooting a beam of particles in a cloud chamber, physicists in Denmark and the UK, have shown how the cosmic rays can stimulate the formation of water droplets in the atmosphere. The researchers say that this is the best experimental evidence that the Sun affects the climate by changing the intensity of cosmic rays flux reaching the Earth's surface. Now, the traditional view of global warming, allegedly by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is that most of the warming recorded in the last 50 years was caused by anthropogenic greenhouse gas

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Warming in the Alps could affect the whole of humanity

In the Bavarian Alps glaciers could disappear. Because of global warming, the melting of the last two years has become catastrophic. 20-30 years the landscape in this part of the Alps can be changed beyond recognition, warn German environmentalists.

The details — korresopndent in Germany Sergey Pankratov radio "Vesti FM".

Minister for the Environment Bavaria Marcel Huber sounds the alarm. According to him, in the next two to three decades in the Bavarian Alps will disappear all the glaciers. At best, there will be only one of them, the largest Helen-tal-Ferner, but by then it will shrink to

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In Shanghai, the global warming seen more than the average in the world

In the last 135 years the average temperature in Shanghai increased much faster than in the world, reported Xinhua citing the Meteorological Office in Shanghai. Here it grew by 1.43 degrees per 100 years, and in the world comparable figure was 0.74 degrees. Climatologists Shanghai is divided into four stages mean temperature change in the 20th century: the cooling phase (mid 30's), the stage of warming (from the mid 30's to late 50's), cooling stage (early 60's to late 80's), the stage of warming (late 80's to the present).

Source: news.gismeteo.ru.

Global warming could kill sea turtles

Dry, arid weather, which is increasingly found in some areas of the Pacific Ocean, it is the cause of death of eggs and fry giant leatherback turtles, as well as adult animals were deprived of food.

Environmentalists have come to the conclusion that global warming could be fatal for the giant leatherback turtles, exacerbating the already difficult situation of these reptiles. Article with this conclusion was published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Leatherback sea turtle Dermochelys coriacea is the largest representative of the turtle, the size of its shell can reach two meters. In recent decades, the population

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Ice Age will begin in two years

Section Head of Space Research of the Sun Pulkovo Observatory, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Habibullo Abdusamatov manages the project "astrometry", set up to study the behavior of our star and its effects on Earth's climate. He and his colleagues argue that in 2014 the planet will begin next ice age, which will last for almost two centuries.

Solar activity is reduced — reduced heat flux coming to our planet.

Proponents of the theory of global warming argue that if you do not take action, then after three or four decades, our planet is literally "boil" as the pan

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