In the next decade Russia is expected to decrease the total temperature. Paradoxically, this is the reaction of the planet on global warming. Because of changes in the transport pathways of air masses and the climate change picture. As a result, scientists predict the onset of a cold snap even in the southern regions of the country.
photo: Evgeny Semenov
“Cold winter is a paradoxical response to warming. Those abnormally cold winter, which are observed in the South of Russia in Central Siberia, they are the same as were in the 70-ies,” – said in an interview with RBC correspondent member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, climatologist Vladimir Semenov.
According to him, this is due to the decrease in the area of Arctic sea ice and the slowing of the process of transfer of warm air from the Atlantic.
The scientist noted that this process is apparently irreversible: warming may slow down, but hardly stops. In the end, we can expect the next 10-year cycle of cold.
Indeed, in recent years, weather forecasters are regularly reported abnormally low or, conversely, unusually high temperatures at different times of the year. For example, last December with its thaws and sleet recognized record warm for Russia.
While scientists predict the onset in Europe of a new ice age. So, the British meteorologist James Madden recently announced that the 2017-2018 season will be extremely cold in the region and very snowy. All due to the increase in temperature in the Pacific ocean. With him, however, did not agree with the Russian colleagues. In the Hydrometeorological center of the Russian Federation “MK has stated that the Agency does not prepare any recommendation to the Russians and utilities at current winter: anomalies in the weather is not scheduled. However, in a global sense, Russian experts tend to agree with the point of view of the Western colleagues.
“The atmosphere is a wave structure, if in any place there was a jump in temperature, due to the wave structure it will work on the state of the atmosphere in other areas, – said the head of the laboratory of the Institute of atmospheric physics RAS Nikolay Elansky. Often phenomena are transformed with the opposite sign”.