Scientists promise subtropics in Odessa in half a century

Scientists promise subtropics in Odessa in half a centuryOdessa, October 13 (New Region, Elena Solomin) — Global warming affects the lives of the Odessa region. Scientists believe that over the next 50 years from the temperate climate of the region will become subtropical. About this newspaper "Today".

First of all, the transformation of climate affect flora and fauna. And the changes are already evident. As told the Associate Professor of Botany and centers them. Mechnikov Vladimir Nemertsalov, that with an increase in the average annual temperature is related to the spread of the so-called chestnut leaf-mining moth, which affects every summer Odessa chestnuts, causing them to turn yellow and fall off prematurely. In addition, in recent years, scientists worry dries sycamores.

"Before, they were considered well adapted to our conditions. Now, if you are on the prospectus and the French boulevard Shevchenko, we could see how the spring dry tops of these beautiful trees. We tend to associate this phenomenon with the climatic factor, "- told the nerd.

According Nemertsalova in the near future "Gorzelentrest" Odessa can be planted in parks and gardens in Odessa palm trees that now grow in Arcadia in the summer, and in winter they harvested in the greenhouse.

In addition, in southern Odessa region have begun to grow figs, persimmons and pomegranates.

"Some farmers are experimenting with kiwi (actinides), and even bamboo. The latter is used as a decorative building material, although young shoots can be eaten "- the newspaper notes. However, according to scientists, climate change in the Odessa area could have negative consequences.

"Climate change is not just, it becomes more unbalanced, — told the ecologist Ivan Rusev. — During the severe drought will follow the abnormal cold weather, will be common heavy rains, accompanied by gale-force winds. Remember what happened with us in July this year, when part of the crop was lost? Unfortunately for the Odessa region this natural disaster is no longer unique. In addition, increasing the average annual temperature is accompanied by high humidity, and in the autumn, which has a detrimental effect on many fruit crops. "

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