Climate change has accelerated in Russia. Over the past ten years, the temperature has increased by 0.51 degrees Celsius, with an average of 0.18 degrees around the world. This was told in Roshydromet.
The agency has published an annual report on the state of the climate in Russia for 2020. “We have updated estimates of the rate of climate change from the 1970s to the present, which indicate an increase in changes,” RIA Novosti quotes the director of the Voeikov Main Geophysical Observatory of Roshydromet Vladimir Kattsov. the likelihood that it will hold on or grow. “
According to the scientist, climate change is increasing the number of natural hazards, leading to the destruction of permafrost and the reduction of sea ice in the Arctic. Therefore, the primary task for climatologists now is to clarify their forecasts in terms of exactly how and when the expected changes will occur, Katsov said.
Earlier, the scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia, Roman Vilfand, said that this year the base temperature norms will be revised. Now there are still those that were established for the period from 1961-1990. Taking into account the trend towards climate warming, the new norms will be calculated from the average temperatures for the period 1991-2020. Already in 2022, scientists expect the emergence of new norms for the next 30-year period.