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Network of climate monitoring in the European Union in may has recorded a record rise in temperature in Siberia, where the permafrost. This publication reports Science Alert.
It is noted that the temperature in Western Siberia has risen ten degrees above average. In this case the abnormal performance of the thermometer observed since the beginning of the year. He may 2020 was hotter by 0.63 degrees Celsius than the average for 1981-2010 years. The highest temperatures were recorded in some parts of Alaska, Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Antarctica.
Worldwide the average temperature for the twelve months to may 2020, nearly 1.3 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. In accordance with the Paris agreement of 2015, nearly 200 countries pledged to limit the increase in the average temperature of the Earth’s surface less than two degrees Celsius and, possibly, up to 1.5 degrees Celsius. It is necessary to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels by 7.6 percent annually.
Permafrost in the Russian and canadian forests contain up to 1.5 trillion tons of carbon dioxide — about 40 times greater than current annual emissions. If due to the melting of the permafrost, these amounts of greenhouse gas are released, then catastrophic climate change will become inevitable.
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