Poles believe that scientists are on the right track to stop progressing climate changes. At the same time, public opinion in Poland and other European countries underestimates the scope of the scientific consensus on climate change, according to new research.
It is hard to imagine a despair greater than that of a parent who realises that they have forgotten to take a child from a hot car during a heat wave. In such cases, it is usually a moment of inattention, distraction, a phone ringing at the wrong time, a slight change in everyday routine... As a reason, at a critical moment the parent begins to think about matters other than the most important one: the child's life. After all, no one would like to find out for themselves what is happening in the head of a parent racing back to the car and fearing that the worst possible nightmare has come true.
The condition of mountain glaciers in the European High Arctic is generally bad. It is particularly disastrous in many places in Svalbard/Spitsbergen and the Russian Novaya Zemlya, many of them may melt completely within about 30 years, Dr. Jakub Małecki from the Adam Mickiewicz University says after analysing data on several hundred glaciers.
The rivers the supply the central Oder and the Vistula are threatened by drought. The drying layers of soil will cause further desertification of areas in Kujawy, Pomerania, Wielkopolska and in the Lublin region. This is the result of the lack of precipitation and higher temperatures, says Grzegorz Walijewski, a hydrologist and spokesman for the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management.