On February 19 (the birthday of Nicolaus Copernicus) Poland celebrates a new holiday, Polish Science Day in recognition of the achievements of Polish scientists. Here is our list of highlights over the last few years.
The new building of the Henryk Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station, whose construction cost along with the infrastructure is approx. PLN 88 million, will become operational in 2023. Two years earlier, as part of the tests, the structure will be assembled in Poland, Agnieszka Kruszewska from the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics PAS told PAP.
Spread across millions of hectares, Siberian peat bogs have been strenuously storing carbon for thousands of years, absorbing CO2 from the air. But because of global warming, instead of accumulating carbon dioxide, these areas begin to quickly release greenhouse gases - not just because of fires.
Heat waves are killing many people today, and the number of victims will increase significantly with global warming, says climatologist Prof. Zbigniew Kundzewicz. On the example of cities in Poland and China, the scientist shows how heat waves are reflected in death statistics.