Hundreds of billions of rubles: Russia's losses from global warming are calculated

The problem of global warming on the planet could not pass Russia, the main part of the territory of which lies between 70 and 50 ° north latitude, and about 20% of the territory lies beyond the Arctic Circle.

The American publication Bloomberg cites the statement of the Deputy Minister for Development of the Far East and the Arctic, Alexander Krutikov, according to which Russia loses 50 to 150 billion rubles annually due to ice melting.

According to the minister, the scale of the problem is very serious, since warming destroys the infrastructure of northern cities and towns: because of it, pipes explode and piles collapse.

The publication notes that the problem of global warming is especially acute in Russia, since the main reserves of its natural resources are in the permafrost zone.

According to experts, while maintaining the current rate of warming, by 2050 up to 20 percent of Russian infrastructure in the northern regions will be threatened, which will cause the economy country damage of 5,4 trillion rubles or 7,5% of GDP.

Norilsk has already felt the problem of global warming, where according to information provided by one of the employees of Norilsk Nickel, they have already been forced to build low-rise houses.

In conclusion, the agency notes that a statement by an official of this rank indicates that the Russian leadership is serious about climate change in the north of the country.
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  1. oracul Offline oracul
    oracul (leonid) 19 October 2019 07: 02
    The fact that the climate on Earth is subject to cyclical fluctuations has long been known to academic science. And the fact that human civilization makes its feasible "contribution" to its change is understandable. But it is so unprofessional to turn into multibillion “losses” that which is still in the process of comprehension so unprofessionally that one can only comment on one thing: what does a person do in his workplace?
  2. antibi0tikk Offline antibi0tikk
    antibi0tikk (Sergei) 19 October 2019 10: 10
    I'm wondering how they count these "hundreds of billions of rubles"? What methodology? It will be clearer to me that Russia has saved hundreds of billions of rubles on heating.

    Norilsk has already felt the problem of global warming, where according to information provided by one of the employees of Norilsk Nickel, they have already been forced to build low-rise houses.

    That's an ambush! In those parts of such a tight place that to build two five-story buildings instead of one nine-story building is a problem of the problems! And the infrastructure with us is changed / repaired from time to time. Not as often as we would like, but still ...
    Such a scent that they write all this so that it would seem to someone that we have here only troubles and hardships.
  3. Pereira Offline Pereira
    Pereira (Michael) 19 October 2019 10: 14
    By 2050, all of the current infrastructure will be redone and rebuilt simply because of natural physical and moral deterioration and without any connection with warming.
    Who prevents during the reconstruction not using outdated technical solutions, but considering the influence of the changed climate in the design?
    Why deputy. Minister did not think about it?
  4. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 19 October 2019 15: 39
    And the damage from Medvedev’s transfer to Norway of the sea, with oil, gas, fish stocks, when they count and punish properly ?!
  5. Caaho Offline Caaho
    Caaho (Yuri) 19 October 2019 20: 18
    A little warmer for us only in favor.