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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

11 March 2015. From the Russian Web… THIS is How Cold It Was In New York…

00 New York. Statue of Liberty. 08.03.15


It so cold in New York City that parts of New York harbour froze over… a very rare occurrence. Oddly enough, this cold snap is part of Global Warming. As the Arctic ice melts, it gets taken up into the air and falls as snow in the winter. When you couple it with Arctic air inversions, an illusion of ice age conditions comes about. We had a very cold bitter snap for about four weeks here, but it’s up a little over 5 (41 Fahrenheit) today, and the snow is rapidly receding. It was NOT an Old School Northeast winter, as that’d mean significant snowfall in December. We didn’t have major snowfall until February, so, the bitter winter only lasted about a month.



Sunday, 26 May 2013

26 May 2013. RIA-Novosti Infographics. Global Warming: Observations and Forecasts

00 RIA-Novosti Infographics. Global Warming. Observations and Forecasts. 2013


The problem of global warming is one of the key environmental problems facing mankind. Scientists link many changes in animal behaviour and lifestyle and plant development to global warming. To learn more about the possible consequences of global warming, see our RIA-Novosti Infographic.

On 20 May, the international RIA-Novosti multimedia press centre launched a new educational/informational project in conjunction with the Polytechnic Museum, “Science Monday”, which opened with a showing of the documentary Chasing Ice, by the American filmmaker Jeff Orlowski, working with a script by Mark Monroe. This picture, a nominee for an “Oscar” in the category “Best Documentary Film“, is dedicated to one of the main dangers of global warming… the melting of the polar ice caps. In addition to viewing this relevant and interesting film, the event will include discussions, lectures, and workshops with the participation of the filmmakers and the film’s direct heroes… scientists and researchers involved in polar research.

20 May 2013




Friday, 10 February 2012

10 February 2012. RIA-Novosti Infographics. Permafrost Degration in Siberia


5 February 2012



Monday, 23 January 2012

23 January 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World: An Overly Warm Winter

An Overly Warm Winter

Sergei Yolkin



According to Roman Vilfand, the Director of the RF Hydro-Meteorological Centre December 2011, December 2011 may set a record for warm temperatures, higher than any other recorded during the whole history of meteorological observations in European Russia. The temperature anomaly is about eight degrees (17 degrees Fahrenheit), and significant cooling isn’t expected.

16 December 2011

Sergei Yolkin



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