Global Warming to Bring More Droughts, Floods in Ukraine

24 Nov 2010 by Local Press Report
KIEV, Ukraine

Global warming will cause more frequent floods and droughts and a higher incidence of insect-borne disease in Ukraine, according to Khrystyna Rudnytska, climate change program coordinator at the National Ecological Center of Ukraine. She said the western regions of the country will suffer from more frequent floods, while the eastern and southern regions will face droughts, drinking water problems and desertification. Ukraine could also face a new problem for the region — diseases such as malaria. Deputy Director of the Ecological Department of the Institute of Problems of Ecology and Energy Efficiency Heorhiy Veremiychyk added that the mean temperature would increase all over the Ukraine, but that the consequences of global warming would be less severe than in some other countries...

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