A team of scientists from Russia after a three-month observation Arctic ice on Earth Franz Joseph came to the conclusion that their stock is constantly decreasing. Besides starting a marked migration to higher latitudes of the living species, the area previously spread further south. The explanation for such changes can only serve global warming.
To get a real picture of what is happening, the researchers examined 42 of the 191 islands in the archipelago. On each of them confirmed the thinning of the ice cover since the last Soviet expedition in 1957. Also created new maps of living animals and birds. Of the 20 species of birds in the archipelago 4 species usually settled much further south, and only warming caused them to move north. The archipelago was also found representatives of rare species of mosquitoes.
Final conclusions of the expedition will be made next year. It is not known whether the final data taken into account, as long as the Russian authorities do not see global warming m a problem, but on the contrary, believe that the Russians a temperature increase of 2-3 ° C will benefit, because they do not have to wear coats. However, experts in this field admit that warming could have a negative impact on the infrastructure of energy producing industry in the Arctic countries, and in the south it will lead to the disappearance of fertile land.