Scientists describe the condition of the destruction of the Siberian cities
Climate warming in Siberia will cause the melting of permafrost, which can cause the destruction of towns and villages in the region, said a Swedish climate scientist Johan Kilahama. His thoughts he shared with the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.
Climatologists have reported a noticeable warming in Russia, especially in Siberia. According to the Service to control climate change program "Copernicus", in some regions the temperature in may exceeded the norm by ten degrees. Winter throughout the country, too, was abnormally warm.
Kilahama believes the record hot weather link in the chain and encourages you to see the overall trend. He underlined that the temperature records are recorded regularly in different parts of the globe, and one year is not an indicator of climate change.
"We can say that in some areas of the Arctic has become warmer by three to four degrees than it was at the end of the XIX century. In Sweden since then has become warmer by two degrees," said a climatologist.
Scientists believe that climate warming in Siberia will cause a number of consequences. First of all we are talking about forest fires, another threat is the vast melting of permafrost, resulting in releases of methane and carbon dioxide. This, in turn, exacerbates the greenhouse effect.
"If the permafrost starts to melt faster, it will hit infrastructure. The soil becomes unstable, it will affect the city and the dam. There is a danger that the cities and villages simply will begin to crumble, and this is will directly affect the people", warned climatologist.
He noted that the consequences, such as melting permafrost, is not apparent immediately.
"Even if you say that the temperature does not rise, I will answer that it has increased by three to four degrees and the consequences will be felt for many years," said climatologist.