#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The scientific director of the Russian hydrometeorological center, Roman Vilfand, told TASS that, according to the World Meteorological Organization, November, December and the entire 2023 year will become record hot.
He cited greenhouse gas emissions, the concentration of which continues to rise, as the cause of the abnormal temperatures. At the same time, it is likely that the influence of the El Niño phenomenon, due to which the equatorial part of the Pacific ocean is warming up, will continue in the spring of 2024. Therefore, next year will not be cold either.
Meanwhile, the consequences of all these phenomena can be seen today. Anomalous warming in Siberia last weekend was accompanied by the most powerful hurricane in the last half century. Forecasters knew about the approaching cyclone, but were unable to predict its consequences.
The hurricane raged in at least six regions: in the Altai and Krasnoyarsk territories, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tomsk and Kemerovo regions. The reason for this is the extreme temperature difference. The wind tore roofs off houses and overturned bus stops and heavy trucks. The work of airports was disrupted. Hundreds of Krasnoyarsk residents were unable to return home, three planes were sent to alternate airfields.
And although it is still freezing in Norilsk, according to Gismeteo, a gradual increase in temperature will begin from Wednesday: on November 29 and 30, weather forecasters predict only 5-6 degrees below zero in the northern city.
Earlier it became known that Russia will achieve a balance between anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and their absorption no later than 2060. Scientists believe that preserving permafrost in the Arctic should become a federal task.
Text: Elena Popova, Photo: Nikolay Shchipko