Arctic melting ice could cause drought and flooding in Eurasia

Arctic melting ice could cause drought and flooding in Eurasia

In two weeks, the Arctic can have a huge impact on extreme weather events in Eurasia. Researchers from Fudan University in Shanghai have concluded that the melting of Arctic glaciers and rising air temperatures could change the climate across the planet. The obvious consequences could last for a year. Climate change could happen at any time. The melting glaciers of the Arctic take 2-3 weeks to cause weather disasters on the planet.

But to understand and calculate how fast Arctic events will affect a planet, observation analysis is required. Guokun Dai, a researcher in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at Fudan University, said many studies have been conducted, all of which confirmed the impact of the Arctic on extreme weather conditions.

Dai considers the mid-latitude situation, which will have to cope with the impact of Arctic conditions, to be an important study. They will affect the weather and the emergence of extreme weather events, and scientists will have to establish the cause and effect. Eurasia is the biggest part of the land where the most strange weather changes can occur.

They will be very appreciable for people, scientists believe that they will bring the changes connected with record temperature differences, the strongest snowfalls, and other unusual phenomena which are not characteristic for these regions. The data obtained from Arctic observations have uncertainties in weather forecasts.

There will be extremes, but scientists do not yet know which and when exactly. In their opinion, it will take no more than two or three weeks for thunder and lightning to suddenly strike over Eurasia. Russia and its Arctic zones may find themselves in a special position. If the melting of glaciers is rapid, part of Russia will very quickly turn into Venice.

Scientists also do not rule out that the viral formations, which for millions of years are "stored" in the glaciers of the Arctic, being at large in the process of permafrost melting, will create complex epidemiological situations that can cause the spread of viral diseases unknown to science.