2010 will be a year of disasters


Anna Karpova

New data from the world's leading climate scientists, are depressing. It appears that 2010 will be the hottest in the history of mankind. In addition, it will bring a lot of destruction.

As reported today, scientists from the U.S. National Data Center for the study of snow and ice, the level of Arctic sea ice fell to a record low for this time of year. Every day disappears about 40 thousand square kilometers of ice. The last time almost as intense it melted in 2007.

Meanwhile, researchers at the Polar Science Center at the University of Washington say that the amount of sea ice in March 2010 was 38% less than in 1979, when scientists began to record details of melting glaciers.

Dismal forecasts and experts give NASA, which maintain their observations by satellites. According to a leading climate scientist James Hansen, the global surface temperature may soon reach the maximum.

The document, which was submitted to the journal "Reviews of Geophysics," Hansen and his colleagues argue that the Earth over the past 12 months has warmed by 0.65 degrees compared with the period from 1951 to 1980., And that the global temperature in 2010 will exceed the 2005, when the last observed temperature record. Thus, the present data refute the view of some scientists that global warming will soon cease.

It is because of high sea surface temperatures this week, the season of hurricanes in the Atlantic, say climatologists. He is expected to be the most destructive in recent years.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States (NOAA), this season over the Atlantic is expected to 23 powerful storms, 14 of them can turn into hurricanes. Three to seven of them will be so strong that the speed of wind gusts reached 200 km / h. The probability that a typhoon made landfall United States is 69%.

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