Example Ural meteorite shows that humanity must be prepared not only to the gradual, but also to the rapid changes in climate caused by natural factors, according to the founder of the Institute of Global Climate and Ecology of Roshydromet and Sciences, Academician Yuri Izrael.
Scientists have known cases of sudden changes in the Earth's climate in the past, in particular, by the fall of large meteorites. According to one theory, the fall of a large asteroid 66 million years ago led to the extinction of the dinosaurs.
"Chebarkul meteorite … makes us think about what could happen, that the climate can change very quickly, not only for man-made, but also by natural causes cosmic character" — Israel said, speaking on the expanded board Roshydromet Wednesday.
February 15 morning residents of several regions of the Urals observed flying car, and then there was a flash and a powerful explosion. The shock wave damaged the building and knocked out many windows in Chelyabinsk, more than a thousand people were injured.