As just said scientists from the U.S. National Data Center for the Study of snow and ice, the level of Arctic sea ice dropped to a record low for this time of year. Every day, disappears about 40 thousand square kilometers of ice. The last time he was almost as intense melted in 2007.
Meanwhile, researchers from the Polar Research Center at the University of Washington say that the volume of sea ice in March 2010 was 38% lower than in 1979, when scientists began to record the data of melting glaciers.
Dismal forecasts give and specialists NASA, who are their observations by satellites. According to a leading climatologist James Hansen, the global surface temperature in the near future may reach a maximum.
The document, which was presented in the journal Reviews of Geophysics, Hansen and his colleagues argue that the Earth over the past 12 months has warmed about 0.65 degrees compared with the period from 1951 to 1980. And that the global temperature in 2010 exceed the figures in 2005, when last observed temperature record. Thus, data to refute the opinion of some scientists that global warming will soon cease.
Due to the high sea surface temperatures this week started Atlantic hurricane season, say climatologists. He is expected to be the most destructive in recent years.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (NOAA), in this season over the Atlantic is expected to 23 powerful storms, 14 of them could become hurricanes. Between three and seven of them will be so strong that the speed of wind gusts reached 200 km / hour. The probability that a typhoon made landfall the U.S. is 69%.