The ecological disaster in Kamchatka

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The ecological disaster in Kamchatka

Environmental disaster in Kamchatka. In a video released by Greenpeace Russia (with the aid of a drone) there are the results of the analysis of the samples collected in the area where thousands of benthic marine organisms have recently died, for causes still to be clarified.

The environmental disaster in Kamchatka.

In the samples taken by Greenpeace, there are in fact parts of petroleum elements, fatty acids, ethers, substances based on chlorine, allyl disulfide, a substance used in biopesticides, terpenes, derivatives of fatty acids and polyethylene glycol and different metals.

Among the organisms found dead organisms are starfish, sea urchins, anemones, crustaceans, some species of molluscs and dead polychaetes, ie worms that live in the seabed.
Yet another destruction caused, most likely, by environmental pollution.

Below is the video. In a recent article we told you how, by analyzing the sediments of the Canadian lake South Sawtooth Lake, the American researchers observed sea surface temperature never reached before. The variability of the North Atlantic is very slow and lasts several years, with fluctuations that can range from 10 to 40 years, resulting in periods of drought or rainfall, and with repercussions on North America and Europe.

Researchers confirmed that this last decade has been the highest ever recorded in such a time span. Data that also indicate what future climate change will look like, with an increase in summer heat and winter drough. Since 2000, 7,348 natural disasters have been recorded which have killed more than 1.2 million people.

The progression of natural disasters is mainly linked to the increase in climate disasters, which went from 3,656 (1980-1999) to 6,681 (2000-2019). The costs of natural disasters have been estimated at at least nearly $ 3 billion since 2000 but the real amount is higher because a large number of countries, especially in Africa and Asia, do not provide information on the economic impact.

For the next decade, the UN believes the worst problem will be heat waves. Global warming is underway and its effects are under our eyes. New studies come in to prove it. The one, from the University of Massachussets and published in the journal of the American Academy of Sciences, indicates that the last decade has been the warmest for the North Atlantic Ocean in the last 2,900 years.

A report by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, shows that climate change is the main culprit in doubling the world's natural disasters in twenty years. "The global warming of the last 150 years is substantially changing the planet.