UN experts predict that by 2030 47% of the world's population will live under the threat of water deficit. Already, many countries in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Central and South America are experiencing serious problems due to lack of fresh water. According to experts, every year from diseases associated with poor quality water killed at least 1.8 million children under the age of five. Half the world's population today lives in cities, most of whom do not have the resources and infrastructure necessary for effective treatment and wastewater treatment. In a message on the occasion of World Water Day UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said today that are under threat as the quality of drinking water and general water reserves on the planet. Dirty water kills as many people as war and violence, says the UN. Our topic 'That's interesting' last week also focused on the water – we have told it about 15 interesting facts about water. The whole world was plunged into darkness in the shares' Hour Earth 'On the last Saturday of the planet, hosted an international environmental action' Earth Hour '. Beginning with New Zealand, to this popular international event joined by more than 100 countries in various parts of our planet. 'Hour Earth 'in 2010 was the most ambitious environmental action among all ever held in Russia, dozens of cities in the country supported the call for the World Wildlife Fund, one hour off the lights and electrical appliances to draw attention to climate change.
The issue of climate change is important for Russia. Russian Duma discusses the rules for providing environmental information. New environmental technologies take root in Russia. Melting permafrost is serious threat to Russia. Great Lakes are experiencing hard times.
Mammoths became extinct due to a number of reasons, and giant deer in Ireland from starvation. Scientists have learned the bacteria convert carbon dioxide into fuel. Based on the pumpkin and zucchini scientists create the most useful vegetables of the future. PHOTO of the week: Wild Life in Central Europe and the horrific pictures of pollution in China. Review of the week from 11.16.2009 to 22.11.2009.
The issue of climate change is important for Russia on Russia-EU summit, which took place on November 18 in Stockholm, one of the key themes was the fight against global warming on the planet. Between the parties to a dialogue on the preparations for the UN conference on anti- climate change, which will be held in Copenhagen in December. It should be drawn international measures for the period after the Kyoto Protocol. Speaking at a summit in Stockholm, the Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev said that Russia is very important for a climate change perspective. Medvedev said the climate meeting in Singapore, and hoped that the measures taken while the interim results are encouraging Participants in the way of developing post-Kyoto measures to protect the Earth's climate. Russian President also drew attention to the problem of the Baltic Sea environment. At the EU-Russia summit, Dmitry Medvedev made another loud statement, he said, Russia will strive to reduce their 2020 emissions to 25%, not 15% as previously planned.