Heat waves and forest fires in Siberia will lead to the degradation of the permafrost and huge damage to infrastructure, causing Russia to 2050 will lose $ 100 billion. On this prediction scientists recalled the newspaper the New York Times.
The average temperature in the Arctic rises twice as fast as the rest of the world, and the population of the region directly see the results of global warming.
So, the residents of Yakutia contacted the publication, said that the river began to thaw the ice much earlier flowers in the tundra blossomed a month before this happened usually in the drive thru on a snowmobile impossible in June.
According to the newspaper, Russia will receive certain economic benefits through greater use of the Northern sea route, but the liberation of the Arctic ocean ice not compensate for all the losses.
The situation begins to resemble an uncontrolled reaction as a heat wave in the Arctic leads to natural fires, and those, in turn, dramatically increase emissions of greenhouse gases.
For example, according to estimates by the world meteorological organization (WMO), in June of last year were released into the atmosphere 50 million tons of carbon dioxide — more than the amount during those months in the years 2010-2018.
Melting permafrost is one of the possible reasons for the leak of diesel fuel in Norilsk-the largest environmental disaster in the history of the Russian Arctic. The elimination of the consequences, according to preliminary estimates, will cost not less than 10 billion rubles.
Earlier it was reported that deputies of the state Duma has proposed to abolish the state environmental review (SER) during the construction of the most hazardous facilities, including incinerators.
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