Source Pravda.Ru

Disaster awaits as ice starts to melt

Scientists say &to=http://english.pravda.ru/science/19/94/377/14462_earth.html' target=_blank>changes in the earth's climate from human influences are occurring particularly intensely in the Arctic region, evidenced by the widespread melting of glaciers, thinning sea ice, and rising permafrost temperatures.

A study released yesterday said the annual average amount of sea ice in the &to=http://english.pravda.ru/culture/2002/12/16/40845.html' target=_blank>Arctic has decreased by about 8 percent in the past 30 years, resulting in the loss of 386,100 square miles of sea ice, an area bigger than Texas and Arizona combined, reports The Boston Globe.

Ukrainian bloggers draw a parallel between the events in East Timor and the Crimea. Any comparison has a right to exist, but a detailed analysis of the situation does not give a promising forecast to Ukraine

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