Source Pravda.Ru

World to get 4 degrees warmer by end of 21st century

By the end of the 21st century, temperatures on Earth will be four degrees higher; the number of hurricanes and droughts will increase too, a report from the WB said.

The world may also face rising sea levels, food shortages and extreme weather changes. The phenomena will affect presumably poor countries, the BBC said. The authors of the study note, though, that such a scenario is not inevitable.

According to experts, the global community's goal to prevent a rise in temperature by more than two degrees, can still be achieved if the policies to combat climate change are continued, the Voice of Russia says.

Previously, scientists said that climate change may increase the number of neurological diseases, Innovanews.ru reports. Dr. Mira Taylor of the hospital in Koforidua, Ghana, discovered the relationship of the climate change and certain autoimmune diseases. The latter occur, where the immune system attacks the body. Such diseases can not be cured completely, but they can be contained and controlled with the help of drugs to minimize harmful effects.

The head of Space Research of the Sun of the RAS Pulkovo Observatory (Russian Academy of Sciences), Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Habibullo Abdusamatov, said that already in two years the world would face a new cooling cycle.

Abdusamatov manages "Astrometry" project, the goal of which is to study the behavior of the Sun. There are several cycles of behavior of the Sun: the 11-year cycle is characterized by the appearance of various numbers of sunspots. The 24- year cycle is currently nearing completion. This cycle is peculiar for sharp decrease in solar activity. In addition, there is a 200-year period: it is nearing completion from 1990.

The peak of cold, said Abdusamatov, will be reached by 2055. Strangely enough, proponents of the theory of global warming set the moment of critical rise in temperature for the same year.