Is Russia Finally Waking Up to Climate Change?

Even skeptics can no longer ignore the effects of climate change in Russia.First, there’s the weather. Last year was the hottest on record; the ice in the Arctic ismeltingat a dramatic pace, asisthe permafrost; while forestfiresand flashfloodshave ravaged swathes of Siberia, and methane is spewingfrom a massive fountain in the eastern Siberian Sea.Then there’s the data. Scientists and academics from Russia’s top research centers have longwarnedthat Russia is warming at more than twice the global average and say this will only increase. Like their colleagues abroad, a majority link these trends…

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