Today`s 30-40-year-olds may live to see the times when 75 percent trees have disappeared from Polish forests, and with them hundreds of species of other plants, as well as mushrooms and animals, scientists from the Polish Academy of Sciences forecast in a study sent to PAP.
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.
One of the five largest known megafloods in the world`s history happened in the Suwałki region several thousand years ago. Its effects are still visible today. The breakthrough discovery of scientists from the Nicolaus Copernicus University changes the thinking about the landscape of Central Europe and, for example, explains the genesis of Lake Hańcza.
In addition to the intensification of extreme weather events, such as hurricanes and floods, we now more often feel - also in Poland - the negative impact of climate change on health, Dr. Zbigniew M. Karaczun from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences said during a meeting with journalists.