This article discusses, as heat sweeps over the Arctic, Moscow seeks way to adapt. A global heatwave is gaining force and the Russian government appears to acknowledge that its Arctic will be among the regions worst hit. But the country’s response is not combat of climate change, but rather adaption to the new reality.
A 2017 climate report from the institute includes alarming data about the permafrost melting. According to the researchers, all measuring points in the country’s European parts of the Arctic in 2017 saw a shrinking of the permafrost layer by about 10 cm. The biggest melting was observed at measuring point in the Pechora River delta, where the decrease was as much as 33 cm.