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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Russia expects a series of natural disasters, forecasters said

Major emergency situations in Russia, which are dangerous natural phenomena are observed more often. Experts of the center “Antistikhia”, explained that climate change, and stated that this trend will continue in the future.

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After analyzing the situation a quarter of a century in Russia and the world, the scientists came to the conclusion that during this period grew steadily as the number of natural hazards and major technological disasters. For 20 years, the victims were more than three million people in many countries, and more than 800 million people were affected. As reported, the risks of emergencies arising in the process of global climate change and economic activities. Experts say that between rising global temperature and the increase in the number of hazardous hydrometeorological phenomena, apparently, there is a relationship. In addition, the experts drew attention to the fact that more than 70 per cent of the most hazardous weather phenomena to the period from April to October, that is, the warm half of the year.

To date, about 60 percent of Russians, more than 90 million people live in areas of possible exposure to damaging factors in accidents at critical and potentially dangerous objects.

The increase in the number of major emergencies, according to the forecast of experts, up to 16 per year. Potential annual economic losses from such contingencies is estimated by experts at 675-900 billion rubles. That is from one half to two percent of percent of gross domestic product

Recently, other scientists also addressed the topic of climate change — they drew attention to the fact that the Arctic recorded unusual for this time of year the thaw.

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