By the end of the XXI century, the Caspian Sea may become shallow by a third

German and Dutch researchers from the Universities of Giessen and Utrecht conducted a study and

found out that due to climate change the water level in inland seas and lakes around the world will fall.

According to climatologists, the volume of the Caspian Seadepends on changes in average annual surface temperatures, as well as on the amount of water in the rivers that flow into it: for example, the Volga and the Urals. Due to global warming, the water temperature is constantly increasing and the liquid evaporates much faster.

In this case, we are talking about a drop in sea level by at least 9 m, and this is at best.

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In the worst-case scenario, if the water level drops by 18 m, this would lead to the disappearance of a third of the Caspian Sea area.

In this case, the sea will be reduced by a third, andthe shallow gulf of Kara-Bogaz-Gol will completely disappear, and accordingly the northern coast of the sea will shift tens of kilometers to the south. These events will mainly affect Russia and Turkmenistan.

In addition, as a result, it can disappear from the faceThe Caspian seal, whose young spend the first days of their life on ice off the coast of Russia and Kazakhstan, may also sharply decrease the number of beluga.

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