Rising temperatures have already caused a reduction in all European glaciers, except for two. A new report from the European Agency for the Protection of the Environment (European Environment Agency) reported that the current rate of retreat of the glaciers — the highest in the last 10,000 years. Moreover, the current climate changes affect the environment in general, the size of the ice to the growth rate of plants. Now EEA is developing continent-wide information system that will help people adapt to the whims of the weather.
From 1850 to 1970, said the report "Signals-2004" glaciers in the European Alps have decreased by one-third in size and almost half by weight, the remaining 20-30% by the end of this period the ice disappeared in 80-90s. If the trend will not change significantly, about 75% of the glaciers in the Swiss Alps with a high probability could disappear by 2050.
Where will this lead? Likely to increase the frequency of natural disasters such as floods, heat waves and droughts.
News.Battery.Ru — Accumulator News, 29/06/2004 17:57