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Ukrainian winters could become thing of past

Source : 112 Ukraine

Such assumptions were made by the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center
13:28, 31 August 2021

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In 20 years, there may be no winter in Ukraine. Such assumptions were made by Mykola Kulbida, the director of the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center, Parliament.UA reported.

Kubida noted that the average annual temperature in Ukraine has significantly increased in recent years. This can lead to the fact that in some two decades there will be no winter in Ukraine.

"Ukraine could not bypass global warming, of course. I will say more, our state belongs to those countries in which it is quite noticeable - the average annual temperature over the past few years has increased by 1.6-1.7 degrees Celsius," said the forecaster.

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Every year in Ukraine the warm summer period increases by 10-15 days, and the winter period decreases.

"If everything continues like this, it is possible that in 20-25 years there will be no winter in Ukraine at all," he added.

Earlier in the UN report stated that warming in the world will lead to even more frequent phases of extreme heat, drought, and heavy rains.

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As reported before, the average global temperature between 2011 and 2020 was about 1.09 degrees higher compared to the period from 1850 to 1900 - the pre-industrial era. The general rise in temperature also hides large regional differences. The temperature has increased especially strongly in the Arctic, and this process will continue. Humans are responsible for 1.07 degrees of warming, which is almost everything. Its impact is mainly due to CO2 emissions.

In addition, UN reports that the cities become the zones of high temperature turning into the so-called “heat islands”.  

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