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The global sea level by the end of XXII century can rise up to 10 meters, which will lead to flooding of some areas, including St. Petersburg and Yamal. About it RIA Novosti said the Director of the climate programme of the world wildlife Fund (WWF) of Russia Alexey Kokorin.
According to him, by the end of this century ocean levels will rise about a meter. According to optimistic forecasts, in the next century, the water level will remain the same. According to other estimates, the growth will be three to five meters, with a maximum of ten meters.
As a result of higher sea level some cities and Islands will be in danger. Kokorin noted that by the end of the XXI century in the heart of St. Petersburg, the water will rise to 50 meters, “will be a question of preservation of cultural heritage”. With a similar problem to face Venice and Amsterdam, as well as Islands and atolls the nation of Kiribati, which, according to the world meteorological organization, there exist not more than 60 years.
“Yamal — flat as a table. Levels will rise at half to two meters, no ice storms will increase. That is, the entire production there will be carried out on a shallow shelf. Of course, you can get, but more expensive. Of course, can be flooded certain estuaries in the Black and Azov seas. But to the Caspian sea the rise in sea level is not relevant, and the far East we have quite rocky,” said the climatologist.
He noted that in different parts of the world ocean level will rise differently, as the ocean is warmed unevenly, and the heat from the water expands. So, in the tropics the water can rise half a meter, while in temperate latitudes and North in half, that is 50 centimeters.
Previously, scientists at a canadian University McGill predicted the onset of chaos on the Earth: melting of glaciers will experience extreme weather and changes in temperature. In 2065 – 2075 years happens the most rapid sea-level rise, the Pacific Islands will be flooded.
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