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.
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.
Source: MTI – Hungarian News Agency
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Between 1 May and 30 August, higher than ever temperatures have been measured in 29 countries, on almost 400 occasions in the Northern Hemisphere.
The French falconer Jacques-Olivier Travers has surveyed the glaciers of the Alps using a camera attached to a white-tailed eagle.
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