Climatologists appreciated the statement of Alexander Chernokulsky, a senior researcher at the laboratory of climate theory at the Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, about an increase in mortality among Russians due to heat waves. About it informs RBC.
Deputy Director of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vladimir Semyonov predicted that heat waves will indeed become more frequent and appear more intense. He noted that in big cities, heat waves are accompanied by fires and air pollution, which exacerbates the situation. According to him, the additional death rate from heat waves in 2010 was estimated at 56 thousand people.
According to the scientific director of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics named after A.M. Obukhov RAS Igor Mokhov, in the coming decades, the warming trend may increase. In addition, he emphasized that any changes affect the human body, since even good influences must be adapted.
Earlier, Chernokulsky predicted heat waves for Russia, which would appear as a result of global warming. He noted that if you do not take measures, and in particular do not begin to carry out adaptation measures, then mortality in the country from these waves may increase.