The meteorologist said that if not to combat climate change

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If you do not deal with climate change, the end of the century much of the land will be flooded, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Deputy Director General of the world meteorological organization Elena Manaenkova.

«If you do nothing at all, by the end of this century the average temperature will rise 8 degrees. Accordingly, the level of the ocean is about 30 metres higher,» she said. According to her, the raising of sea level will lead to flooding located at sea level, cities, airports, railway lines and other infrastructure.

«The Russian Federation has a huge amount of territory located in coastal areas at the level of the ocean. One centimeter of rise of water is the loss of several metres of land… Thus, the rise in sea level will eat a large amount of land. Most airports in the world located in the coastal area, at the level of the water. Railways, as a rule, are also laid on the water level. Will caused very great economic losses,» said Manaenkova.

In addition, due to the melting of permafrost, which will inevitably start when the increase in the average temperature of the planet, it may affect the entire infrastructure, located in the Northern regions of Russia.

«In Russia, and it is a very cold country, second after Canada in terms of annual average temperature will melt the permafrost, which is more than 60% of the territory. The entire infrastructure in the Northern part of the Russian Federation was calculated that the earth is permafrost, and a solid Foundation. Now all these facilities can face big risks,» she added.

Manaenkova noted as positive the adoption of the Paris Declaration in 2015, where countries have agreed in 2020 to reduce carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere to keep global average temperature increases below 2 degrees and to endeavour to limit the temperature rise value of 1.5 degrees.

«The climate and weather is a global phenomenon. If one country burns a lot of coal, it is not affecting her, and all the rest. So all depend on each other. There is no country that can do what it sees fit, and to think that this will not affect the other and Vice versa,» — said the Deputy Director of WMO.

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