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  • Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 in Brief: Changing Climate and Ordered Chaos

    Yesterday, on October 5, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to scientists who contributed to “our understanding of complex systems.” Here is our take on what this contribution was and how everyone will benefit from it. 


  • Results of ITMO University’s First Online Course on Climate and Journalism

    Upon completion of the course, students presented their own ideas on how to expand the course program. Read on to learn more about the course, its main mission, and feedback from students.


  • Global Warming and Cold: How Refrigeration Industry Reacts to Contemporary Challenges

    Global warming is one of the most discussed topics of our time. According to the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) estimates, if we don’t take any action now the average temperature around the globe will rise by 3,7–4,8°С. Production of harmful substances used in the refrigeration industry contributes to the existing environmental problems. ITMO University has recently hosted Global Warming: The Main Challenge for Refrigeration Industry, a conference where experts in the field got to discuss the prospects of the industry, the ways to solve the issue of ozone layer depletion and transition to more eco-friendly technologies. ITMO.NEWS asked the participants about the main trends in the industry and the key projects currently in development. 


  • What Future Does Climate Change Spell for St. Petersburg?

    Climate change, global warming, and other environmental issues remain constant hot topics all around the world. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has recently published its latest assessment report, calling for immediate action against global warming. An increase of global temperature, even by a mere 1.5 degree Celsius, could have disastrous and irreversible consequences. Experts from Russia and Germany met at ITMO University to participate in a roundtable on climate change. One of the event’s speakers was Viktor Gorny, a researcher at the Scientific Research Center for Ecological Safety at the Russian Academy of Sciences (SRCES RAS), who reported how climate change would affect the citizens of St. Petersburg.


  • Climate Change: What the Future Holds

    These days, all sorts of strange things happen with the weather: sometimes it's +12 Celsius in December and July alike. Many, jokingly, relate this to "global warming". But is this really just a joke? Over the last 150 years, the average temperature of Earth has increased by one degree Celsius, and by 2 degrees in the Arctic. Is this related to extreme weather, like a freezing summer or a warm December in Russia, or -30 degrees Celsius in the U.S? And what dangers will come as a result of this temperature rise.