Environment: heat wave in Australia “cooked” thousands of bats
MOSCOW, 9 Jan — RIA Novosti. A powerful heat wave that struck this week Australia began to kill hundreds of thousands of bats, causing overheating of the brain and other vital organs, reports the online publication LiveScience.
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“We can say that in such circumstances, bats are in the air. At a temperature of 44 degrees Celsius because their brain literally boils — they lose control and can’t navigate in space,” said Kate Ryan (Kate Ryan), an ecologist from the city of Campbelltown whose words reports LiveScience.
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One of the consequences of global warming are considered to be the so-called “extreme weather events” — periods of abnormal heat in the winter or cold in summer, heat wave, the week-long torrential rains, droughts and other phenomena associated with the “wrong” weather.
For example, the flood in Krymsk in 2012 and the summer heat wave in Russia in 2010, today is considered one of the most striking examples of such phenomena.
As noted by the academician Igor Mokhov in an interview with RIA “Novosti”, the frequency of such occurrences in the future will only grow as further development of global warming and they will cover all large areas. This will lead, as shown by the calculations of Western climate scientists, to a sharp increase in mortality — each “extra” degree heat in the summer will increase the number of people who died by 5%.
The first effects of this phenomenon Australians were able to watch at the weekend, when most of the country has reigned another wave of summer heat. Air temperature in the Central and southern parts of the continent have risen to the level of 40-44 degrees Celsius, which led to the mass destruction of the Siberian flying foxes (Pteropus poliocephalus) is the largest bats in Australia, listed in the Red book.