United Nations: Anomalous heat, like
the current unprecedented soar in temperatures in Russia, may
become normal by 2070, United Nations has said.
"The heat in Russia is beating records, and its
anomaly is that it is too long," the UN Radio said referring
to Russia`s head of World Wildlife Fund Alexei Kokorin.
"The longest heat wave in Russia was registered in
1936, but it has never happened so that such periods last over
a month," the radio reported.
Scientists "cannot forecast when and how the number
of such waves may grow in future," Kokorin said.
Experts analysed the heat wave in France in 2003,
which killed thousands, and believe that such heat may become
normal by 2070 if greenhouse gases are not limited.
WWF analysts say such phenomena may become a norm
earlier than in 2070.
In Russia, various dangerous hydro meteorological
phenomena, like heat or cold waves, become more frequent than
"Today, there is one dangerous hydro meteorological
phenomenon a day in Russia, but in 15 years they may double,"
the United Nations Radio quoted Kokorin as saying.