The breadbasket of the USSR was predicted to turn into a desert

Ukrainian ecologists are sounding the alarm. They believe that the beginning of 2020 was a harbinger of serious climate changes that could lead to a significant increase in food prices, water shortages and even the transformation of the former granary of the USSR into the desert. What to expect for the inhabitants of Ukraine from nature and how all this will affect the economy country, tried to find out the Ukrainian online edition of the Observer.

Ecologist Alexander Sokolenko is sure that the reasons for the current dust storms that have covered Ukraine are an abnormally warm winter and drought. Winter was snowless, and in March and April there was very little rainfall. Forests began to dry, and the soil turned to dust. After that, a gale-force wind began to lift particles into the air, forming dust clouds.

Sokolenko noted that near Nizhyn (Chernihiv region in the north of the country) "the land turned into dry sand." He blames the farmers for this, who "grew plants that greatly depleted the soil, and when the land ceased to be fertile, they simply abandoned it." Now the sand is spreading around.

Lecturer at Kiev National University Sergey Snizhko published photos from the desert of the US state of Arizona and land in the Chernihiv region.

The breadbasket of the USSR was predicted to turn into a desert

The difference, as we see, is insignificant

- sure Snizhko.

According to Snizhko, the farmers are to blame. What relation do farmers have to rainfall and destruction of forest belts, he did not specify.

The weather forecaster of the Kharkov Hydrometeorological Center Igor Kibalchich believes that due to climate change, deserts may appear in the south of Ukraine. Three areas are under threat - Nikolaev, Odessa and Kherson.

At the same time, Vazira Martazinova, the head of the department of climate research and long-term forecasts of the Institute of Hydrometeorology, warned that the weather conditions that are being observed now will be in Ukraine in the next 10 years and there will be no improvement. She predicted great droughts, gale winds, and sudden fluctuations in temperature.

It should be added that some Ukrainians have already commented on these forecasts. According to some, "for a complete apocalypse, it remains only to wait for the invasion of the locusts," although "as long as the locusts arrive, it will already have nothing to eat." Others believe that the Ukrainian authorities, who recently approved the sale of land to foreigners, deliberately instill hysteria with the help of a "horde" of ecologists, lowering the cost of Ukrainian black soil.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 2 May 2020 11: 26
    ... deliberately escalate hysteria with the help of a "horde" of ecologists, underestimating the cost of Ukrainian black soil.

    Hitler took out this black earth with wagons and trains - did not take it out. And these decided why to export, when you can buy at a cheap price, and the population will die out over time! The bad thing is that Putin closed his eyes to it! And these are Russian lands, sprinkled with Russian blood !!!
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 2 May 2020 20: 15
      What do you think Putin should do? Send an army there? You want to participate, start with the DNI, I think the volunteer will not be refused.
      Russian blood to Berlin, everything is watered. What to do about it?
      1. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) 4 May 2020 02: 59
        Did the Americans take Ukraine with the help of the army? For decades they "processed" various bureaucrats. As a result, they were successful. And what did our diplomats do there? Snot chewed, probably. Especially Zurabov, who had started the collapse of medicine in Russia before. Such (to say the least) miscalculations are very expensive.
  2. Serge Tixiy Offline Serge Tixiy
    Serge Tixiy (Serge Tixiy) 2 May 2020 12: 32
    The situation with agriculture is the same as with everything in this country. Each decree to himself and his own boss. The main thing is to squeeze profit from the earth now, and what will happen later is not interesting to anyone ... There is no need to talk about any agricultural technology or agricultural culture.
  3. bear040 Offline bear040
    bear040 2 May 2020 12: 54
    Raguli everything they touch, turn into Somalia !!! It was necessary to think of destroying the forest belts ... Unfortunately, in the Russian Federation far from everything is also in order, especially with regard to construction companies, since these plunders, for bribes, cut down forests instead of building slums on the site, which it’s time to let demolish, and to resettle people in human conditions !!! This openly worsens the ecology in the cities of the Russian Federation and the process is taking leaps and bounds !!!
    1. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
      Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 2 May 2020 20: 55
      During relocation, some have an appetite that grows so much easier to burn alive than satisfy their hotel, with the exchange of their hut for a three-ruble note in the center, with an improved layout.
      1. bear040 Offline bear040
        bear040 6 May 2020 21: 38
        The appetites of foreigners who came to the Russian Federation from Russophobia sick republics of the former USSR are even greater, and their hostility to the Russian Federation and its indigenous population is more than obvious, because at home many of them took part in the unpunished pogroms of the Russian population on ethnic grounds.
        1. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
          Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 7 May 2020 20: 23
          When they were removed from the donkey and taught to speak, they believed in their exceptionalism. Patience may end ...
  4. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 2 May 2020 23: 58
    In vain they turned off water to the Crimea, now they will not get help from Russia. Who offends the Crimea, the problems begin. See the story ...
    1. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
      Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 7 May 2020 20: 24
      Crimea is only better off without Ukrainian feces in the Dnieper water directly from Kiev.
  5. Yuri Mikhailovsky (Yuri Mikhailovsky) 3 May 2020 20: 26
    Why are these emotions? Yes, even the desert ... they will sell everything to Paris.
    1. Dear sofa expert. 3 May 2020 22: 02
      .. they will sell everything to Paris ..

      There are enough of their "Papuans")
      1. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
        Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 7 May 2020 20: 26
        They may want to exchange black Papuans for white.
        1. Dear sofa expert. 11 May 2020 22: 11
          And the black Papuans were asked if they want to change?)
          1. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
            Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 13 May 2020 04: 42
            Why do I need the opinion of the Papuan?
            1. Dear sofa expert. 13 May 2020 08: 41
              They came there, also without asking anyone's opinion. And nothing can get them out of there. Black in nature is dominant. Such is se la vie)
              1. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
                Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 13 May 2020 15: 54
                They are on tolerance, like flies on shit fly ...