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Warm Arctic, Hot Siberia

We explain on simple charts how the Russian climate is drastically changing and what this can mean to us in the future

19 Oct 2021
Warm Arctic, Hot Siberia
Photo: Dmitry Zhukov / TASS

In August, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a major report on how the Earth's climate is changing. The main conclusion is that the average temperature on the planet is increasing due to human activities. Based on the global warming over the past half century floods, hurricane winds and extreme temperatures are more frequent around the world. "Vazniye Istorii" studied how the temperature was changing at 519 weather stations in Russia over 59 years - from 1960 to 2019 - and depicts what would be the consequences of such warming that the country and the world will face in the near future.

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Visualization: Alesya Marokhovskaya

Editors: Alesya Marokhovskaya, Alexandra Zerkaleva