Russia invades Ukraine, damages critical meteorological research. The invasion of Ukraine by Russian President Vladimir Putin has jeopardized important weather research.
Russia invades Ukraine damages critical meteorological research
Permafrost, an ice-covered landmass covering 60% of Russia, is estimated to contain twice as much greenhouse gas as the atmosphere.
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Stabilizing the region is key to limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and if carbon emissions from the region begin to fall, the UN’s global target will lag far behind.
The University of Northumberland team was awarded a grant by the Liverhelm Trust, along with Russian colleagues, to continue decades of research into rock collection from Siberian caves.
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These rocks contain a history of global weather, and from their study, scientists can estimate when the last permafrost had reached its melting point and to what extent temperatures had risen during the last warm period.
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It is feared that massive ice melting will create a positive feedback loop with the emitted greenhouse gases, which will cause the remaining ice to melt and release more carbon.
Reliable data on this approach will be an important item that is not present in current meteorological modeling.
Russia invades Ukraine damages meteorological research
It should be noted that for more than 2 million years, ice age and warm periods have been coming to the earth, which are called interglacial in modern times.