It’s scientifically assumed that global warming will lead to the formation of new physical and geographical climatic system in the planet. The hazardous threshold for increase in planet temperature is laid down 2°C in international documents, as MES Hydrometservice Director Levon Vardanyan said.
He presented the data for Armenia, “The number of heatwaves in Armenia has significantly increased in Armenia in the recent 30 years. The frequency of heatwaves observed in August 2014 lasting 20 days was a record for 1961-2014. The warmest year was 2010 in the recent 150 years, when the temperature of earth layer exceeded the average value of 1961-1990 by 0.56°C followed by 2005 and 1998 with deviations of 0.55°C and 0.54°C, respectively. This deviation in the northern hemisphere accounted for 0.78°C. 2001-2010 decade was the warmest one in the recent centennial. The level of the world ocean has already increased by 19.0 cm,” Levon Vardanyan said.
In parallel with the temperature increase the level of precipitation has decreased: the precipitation level reduced by almost 10% from 1935 to 2014. The level of the world ocean will increase by another 53-97 cm by the end of 21st century, according to the worst scenario. From 1994 up to now winters have become warmer than those on 1961-1990, winters in Armenia were not cold years, on average, while precipitation have a tendency to fall down.
The “EcoLur” Informational NGO is organizing series of events aimed at public involvement and awareness raising targeted to the future climate change policy directions and development of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) of the Republic of Armenia under UN Climate Change Framework Convention (UNFCCC).
The material is prepared by 'EcoLur' Informational NGO under UNDP Climate Change Program, within the framework of ARM-002/2015 Contract. The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the United Nations, including UNDP, or the UN Member States.
16:08 March 26, 2015