Europe's worst drought since the Roman Empire


According to climate scientists, since 2015, Europe has experienced the driest period in the last 2 thousand years. They are confident that we can talk about the arrival of the strongest drought since the Roman Empire, writes the Polish Internet publication Niezalezna, referring to the research of Ulf Buntgen from the University of Cambridge and Miroslav Trnka from the CzechGlobe Center of the Czech Academy of Sciences.


According to professor of environmental systems analysis Buntgen, the consequences for agriculture can be catastrophic. By studying tree rings and wood extracted from buildings and archaeological sites, the scientist and his colleague found that the aridity of recent years is unprecedented.

The expert clarified that this phenomenon is dangerous not only for agricultural crops, but also for entire ecosystems and human society as a whole.

In turn, Trnka added that the future of forests is of particular concern. The research results were published in the British scientific journal Nature Geoscience.

Since 2015, Earth has experienced five of its hottest years since temperature measurements began. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations recalled that food production is extremely sensitive to climate change.

The risk of more frequent extreme heat waves also increases with changes in the flow of jet currents carrying air masses, which could cause adverse changes in regions that account for nearly a quarter of global food production. We are talking about the western part of the USA, Europe, the southwestern part of Russia, Ukraine and other important agricultural areas of the planet.

Note that recently, American scientists and the media have spread information about the beginning of a severe drought in the United States.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 16 March 2021 15: 38
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    It's time to collect desalination plants in Crimea.
  2. We will sell water, 1000 rubles per liter!
  3. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 16 March 2021 15: 44
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    пишет Polish online edition Niezalezna, citing research by Ulf Buntgen from Cambridge university

    English scientists are cool. And in the exposition of the Poles, it is superperforming. Now, due to the fact that "Global Warming" this winter has frozen, caught a cold and is preparing to die quietly, a new phobia will inflate - "Gobal drought". I am nominating Camilla Harris as a candidate for the Nobel Prize in the field of ecology for organizing the fight against "Global drought". One vice-president, Al Gore, received the same Warming Prize. And why is Indo-Jamaica worse than a Jew?
    1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
      Ulysses (Alexey) 16 March 2021 21: 07
      +1
      Now, due to the fact that "Global Warming" this winter has frozen, caught a cold and is preparing to die quietly, a new phobia will be inflated - "Gobal drought".

      With a hangover guys .. drinks

      A man is flying on a plane. Calls the stewardess:
      - I, - he says, - with a hangover, bring me some water or whatever you have.
      A stewardess with an impenetrable look brings.
      After 5 minutes, the man again:
      - With a hangover, I want to drink, I can not.
      The stewardess again with an impenetrable look brings him water.
      Another 5 minutes pass, the same guy again:
      - I'm from a hangover - thirst torments ...
      - YES WHAT YOU HAVE THERE, ON BODUN, DROUGHT, WHAT IS ???
  4. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 16 March 2021 15: 50
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    Who prevented from starting in 2015? No one... belay
  5. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 16 March 2021 19: 18
    +1
    Oh, those British scientists ...
    Europe can sleep well, Zelensky will save everyone with water from the Crimean Canal.
  6. Xuli (o) Tebenado 17 March 2021 12: 24
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    The censer swells again: ((
    Not long ago there was a "global warming" with an ozone hole. When this horror story stopped working, literally out of nothing they inflated a "pandemic of a deadly disease", which is a little more dangerous than the flu, and welded very well, I will not say who, this is well known.
    Now they will endure the brains of droughts, frosts, hellish hell, and so on.
    There are a lot of supranational organizations in the world such as the UN, UNICEF, UNESCO, GRINPYS, WHO and others, which in the form of various grants-scholarships sponsor egg-headed bespectacled scientists, who can justify anything for money.

    PS And in the fight against the "pandemic" only Belarusians and Swedes have shown themselves to be normally thinking people.
    1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
      Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 17 March 2021 16: 37
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      I must disappoint you - the Swedish experiment failed. My closest friend has been living in Sweden for a quarter of a century, he told me that the old people die there as well, and not only they. Not so long ago, the Swedish king made a speech and publicly admitted in failure that, in fact, an unprecedented thing, Swedish kings and queens never speak on political topics, but these are political topics.
      1. Xuli (o) Tebenado 17 March 2021 17: 29
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        I've heard about it.
        I am ready to agree, but with one caveat: no one has officially spoken about the end of the pandemic... But when this happens, then it will be possible to speak of failure or success, although it is impossible to speak at all about the real objectivity of the data and numbers provided by different countries (the Swedes will tell the truth, the Chinese will either be silent or lie).
        I am sure that there is no virus at all in those countries where there is no one and nothing to detect, identify, treat, and so on.
        1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
          Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 17 March 2021 20: 42
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          We can talk about failure now, regardless of the official end of the pandemic, since the Swedish tactics turned out to be a mistake and its consequences are visible to everyone. And in those countries where there is no one and nothing, it is clear that there will be no virus, they will simply die there, but who will be there especially do statistics ...
  7. goodoldtimes Offline goodoldtimes
    goodoldtimes (Good Oldtimes) 18 March 2021 09: 07
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    Academician of RAS:

    ... The main feature of the climate is that it is constantly changing. This constant change involves processes with very different amplitudes and durations: from seasonal (winter-summer) to 100-thousand-year cycles.

    In Antarctica, in a deep borehole drilled at Vostok station, we discovered layers of ice that had formed over 420 thousand years, and they clearly showed climate changes that occurred at intervals of 100 thousand years. Today we are living in a period of such a historical warming, called the Holocene.

    The Holocene is a modern geological period that has lasted for more than 10 thousand years, and the peak of this warming has already passed. This peak was about five and a half thousand years ago, and now, by and large, an era of cooling has already begun, which will certainly lead to a new ice age ...
    1. goodoldtimes Offline goodoldtimes
      goodoldtimes (Good Oldtimes) 18 March 2021 09: 50
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      on the topic of droughts, fires and heatwaves in 2010 in the Russian Federation:

      ... There is another, spiritual side of the ongoing disaster.
      This is a clear sign of God's wrath. It is obvious that the life of our society is organized contrary to the law of God.

      Millions of abortions, violence, debauchery, impunity for criminals (both ordinary criminals and corrupt officials) and many other sins have led to the fact that we see a formidable sign of God's displeasure towards us.

      Let us recall the biblical story about how, as a punishment for the people of Israel, who deviated into sin and began to serve foreign gods, the Lord closed heaven, and there was a drought for three years and six months. It was only by His grace and the prayers of the holy prophet Elijah that it finally began to rain. Likewise, in the present tribulation, we must see a call to repentance.

      The Lord is merciful - and He sends this test to us by His mercy, not for the sake of our punishment, but for correction.
      We are faced with tasks that we have to solve together. Each of us should not look for guilt in the other, but see and eradicate sin in ourselves.

      The only way that will lead us out of our present situation is the way of the Gospel: "Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!"

      Repentance is a change in your inner disposition, mind, and your whole life. If we change our lives, if we turn to God, then we can hope that He will accept our repentance, and we will be able to continue our life in the joy of the Lord - not as a consumer society, but as a people who strives for holiness, for growth. in God. The people who can bear the ancient name of Saint Rus

      Archpriest Alexander Ilyashenko, August 6, 2010
      pravoslavie. ru / 38591. html
      1. goodoldtimes Offline goodoldtimes
        goodoldtimes (Good Oldtimes) 18 March 2021 09: 59
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        and on the same topic - article "Pandemics in Russia" '

        ... The first epidemic reflected in the chronicles happened in Russia in 1092. Having covered Polotsk, it spread to Kiev. The epidemic, understood in its own way and captured in the chronicle, caused considerable confusion among people. Here is what we read in the Laurentian Chronicle:

        "... no one dared to leave the house ...".

        As you can see, many sat at home, hoping to escape the plague. The chronicle reflects the spiritual interpretation of the epidemic:

        "This happened for our sins, because our sins and unrighteousness multiplied ... [we must] repent and refrain from sin, and from envy, and from other evil deeds ...".

        pravoslavie. ru / 131054. html
  8. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 18 March 2021 14: 04
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    Wanguyu: Putin will be to blame