TOMSK, Jul 16 – RIA Tomsk. Scientists
from Russia, Canada, Norway and Great Britain discussed global climate
change and adaptation mechanisms at Tomsk State University (TSU); the
structure of the consortium, which will solve these global problems, was
also presented at the meeting, the press service of the university
reported on Friday.
It is specified that within the
framework of U-NOVUS (the forum of young scientists takes place in Tomsk
since July, 1 till September, 30 – Ed.) there was a round table "Global
changes of the Earth: climate, ecology, quality of life". Its
participants were leading scientists from Russia, Canada, Norway and the
UK. During the meeting, participants discussed the development of
mechanisms for adapting humans and ecosystems to climate change and its
"An idea emerged to create a consortium
uniting scientific centers and specialized institutes that have a large
scientific reserve in the study of Siberia and the Arctic – the
territories most sensitive to climate change", – First Vice-Rector of TSU
Victor Dyomin is quoted in the message.
"Global changes of the Earth: climate, ecology, quality of life" is
formed even today: agreements with several academic institutions were
signed at U-NOVUS, and its structure was presented at the round table.
The consortium is open to new participants who are ready to contribute
to the study of Siberia and the Arctic. The project is designed for 10
years, is added in the message.
Scientists want to create
an integrated network of complex observations in the Arctic
"land-shelf-basin" system of the Arctic Ocean and the carbon polygon on
the Ob. They also plan to study melting of permafrost (in Russia it
occupies 65% of the area), the effect of global warming on forests and
to study watersheds of the Lena, Ob and Yenisey rivers that feed the
Arctic seas, which influence the climate of the whole planet.
results of these studies will form the basis of mechanisms for
adaptation to climate change and its effects. Creation of such
approaches is necessary to ensure the quality of life of mankind, to
solve the problem of ecological safety of the country", – the TSU report