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Russia is warming up at over twice the average rate

The country’s average temperature has increased by 0.47 degrees Celsius each decade since 1976.

Russia is warming at 2.5 times the global average rate during the same period – the the global average temperature has ’only’ increased by 0.17–0.18 degrees per decade.

One of the most important factors driving climate change is the growing concentration of greenhouse gases, the report published on the website of the Russian Environment Ministry states.

Russia has exploited growing temperatures to develop its
Arctic region and to increase
trade along the northern sea route
along its northernmost shores. The waters in the region have become navigable for longer periods in recent years as a result of climate change.

The increased incidence of forest fires and the melting of permafrost in Siberia are also indicative of warming temperatures, which, along with making the lives of locals more difficult, may also lead to the reappearance of long-gone diseases.

Russia is warming by almost 0.5 degrees Celsius per decade Photo: Shutterstock

Source: MTI – Hungarian News Agency

Further information: The Moscow Times

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