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“They broke the wood”: a deadly threat to tens of millions of people is revealed

MOSCOW, 10 Nov. The Arctic could “finally” lose summer sea ice within ten years, writes the British edition of The Guardian, citing a report on the state of the cryosphere, published by a group of scientists ahead of the 27th UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) .
“There's nothing we can do about it right now. We just messed up and let the system get too hot,” University of Massachusetts staff member and study co-author Julie Brigham-Grett said in the paper. , which will absorb rather than reflect heat, thereby amplifying global warming, the study says.

The Arctic is warming about four times faster than the rest of the world. This, coupled with record heat waves in Antarctica, could lead to a rapid “meltwater impulse” not seen in 130,000 years, with catastrophic consequences for coastal regions, scientists say. In their opinion, the alarming situation is observed not only at the poles. Melting glaciers in the Himalayas and Andes threaten to leave tens of millions of people without drinking water, while raising the risk of catastrophic floods.

“We can't put the genie back in the bottle,” concludes Brigham-Grett.
Climatologist Johan Rockström said earlier that in less than 50 years from Brazil, India, parts of Africa and the Middle East, mass emigration could begin due to rising temperatures. According to the scientist's forecasts, a warming of 2.4 degrees threatens the Earth with unpredictable and “catastrophic” consequences and will create completely new living conditions. It is likely that part of the planet will no longer be habitable.

Scientists regularly issue warnings about the dangers of global warming. To curb the process, in 2015, more than 190 countries signed the Paris climate agreement, which aims to reduce emissions, technologically upgrade and adapt to ongoing changes. It is also planned to increase the share of renewable energy sources.

Russia is developing and implementing measures to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and protect the environment. Thus, in November, President Vladimir Putin instructed the government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels and create a strategy for developing a country with low greenhouse gas emissions until 2050.

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