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Frequently Asked Questions about heat wave in Eastern European Plain in 2010.

Answers to questions about the Summer Heat 2010 represent information of radio and television interviews with the head of the Laboratory of Climatology Andrey Shmakin.

The list of the questions:

1) What air temperature anomaly was observed in the European Russia in the summer of 2010?
2) What precipitation anomaly was observed in the European Russia in the summer of 2010?
3) Did the heat and drought observed on all territory of Russia in the summer of 2010?
4) Did unique weather conditions in the history of weather were observed in the European Russia in the summer of 2010?
5) Is it true that there wasn't such heat and drought in the history of Russia (ie, approximately one thousand years)?
6) Is it true that the probability of such heat and drought is 1 time in 5000 years?
7) What are the reasons of peat and forest fires how important are natural and anthropogenic causes?
8) Does the peat ignite each time when heat happens?
9) Does the wood ignite each time when heat happens?
10) What is more harmful - heat or smoke from fires?
11) Where it is better to be during heat and smoke?
12) Is it harmful - a rain after smoke contamination?
13) Is the extreme heat caused by the global warming?
14) What are the causes of heat and drought in the European Russia in summer of 2010?
15) Is the heat of 2010 caused by an indirect human impact (through the greenhouse effect and other effects)?
16) Are weather anomalies in summer of 2010 caused by dispersal of clouds in the Moscow area?
17) Is the extreme heat caused by anomalies of snow cover in the previous winter?
18) Could the extreme heat in summer of 2010 result from El Nino phenomena?
19) Is the extreme heat of 2010 caused by low solar activity?
20) What is the probability of recurrence of the extreme drought in the coming years?
21) Are the heat in the European Russia in summer of 2010 and floods in Central Europe related to each other?
22) Are the heat in the European Russia in summer of 2010 and floods in Pakistan related to each other?
23) What is the impact of the heat on human health?
24) What are the consequences of the heat and drought for agriculture?
25) What are the effects of the heat and drought for nature?
26) Is it true that cold winter will follow the hot summer in European Russia?
27) Is it true that the heat wave in summer of 2010 caused by the influence of American (or someone elses) Climate Weapons?
28) Is it true that the heat in summer of 2010 caused by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in spring of 2010?
29) How we can reduce vulnerability to heat and drought?

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