Russians take another look at global warming

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    Last summer's record high temperatures did not just bring Miami heat to Moscow. Droughts destroyed one third of the nation's grain crops, causing $1.3 billion in losses to farmers.

    Around Moscow, fires smoldered unchecked in dried out peat bogs, filling the capital with woodsmoke. According to new figures, Moscow alone saw 9,000 extra deaths in August - almost a 70 percent jump in the mortality rate. Across Russia, the mortality rate jumped by more than one quarter.

    According to a new survey, one third of Russians polled attributed the fires to global warming. An overwhelming majority expected a repeat of the fires next summer.

    Igor Chestin, executive director of WWF Russia, has watched the change in public attitudes in a nation that relies heavily on its oil and gas exports:

    "The public does not think they can do anything about it," said Chestin. "It is just something that happens, but it is not in their hands."

    At the Arctic conference, Alexander Bedritsky, the Kremlin's advisor on climate change, said that temperatures in the Russian arctic had increased twice as fast as in the rest of the world.

    Last week, a Norwegian trimaran, the Northern Passage, completed circling the North Pole in a single summer season. With much of the route going through Russian waters, the crew said in a statement: "Less than 10 years ago, the first steel-hulled sailboat managed to get through just one of the passages, and 100 years ago, a circumnavigation would have taken six years."

    Russians Take Another Look at Global Warming | Europe | English
     
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    The downshot of citrus groves in Siberia is?
     
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    that they will become agriculture exporters rather than net importers.

    Chris is a tool's fool.
     
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    On average

    there is a 100 year weather event of every variety (hurricane, drought, record rainfall, hail, tornado, etc)

    across 40,000 sq miles of the earth's surface (an area larger than the state of Maine)

    every single day.

    On average

    there is a 10 year weather event of every variety (hurricane, drought, record rainfall, hail, tornado, etc)

    across 40,000 sq miles of the earth's surface (an area larger than the state of Maine)

    10 times

    every single day.

    Freak weather has always been the norm

    and will never be the exception

    Chris is either a lying sack of shit.....

    Or he is posting drunk!
     
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    Doesn't come nowhere near he smoke blown by AGW fundamentalists.
     
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    On average

    there is a 100 year weather event of every variety (hurricane, drought, record rainfall, hail, tornado, etc)

    across 40,000 sq miles of the earth's surface (an area larger than the state of Maine)

    every single day.

    On average

    there is a 10 year weather event of every variety (hurricane, drought, record rainfall, hail, tornado, etc)

    across 40,000 sq miles of the earth's surface (an area larger than the state of Maine)

    10 times

    every single day.

    Freak weather has always been the norm

    and will never be the exception

    Chris is either a lying sack of shit.....

    Or he is posting drunk!
     
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    Russia will not export grain until July next year, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Friday.

    "Yesterday I signed the government's decision to extend the moratorium on grain exports until July 1, 2011," Putin said during a meeting on agriculture in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don.

    Russia was hit by an unprecedented heat wave this summer. The Russian Agriculture Ministry estimated that severe drought and forest fires had destroyed 13.3 million hectares of the country's grain crop.

    As a result, the Kremlin banned grain exports, triggering a domestic and global rise in grain prices.

    Russia to extend grain export ban until July 2011 | Russia | RIA Novosti
     
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    And yet Vodka production continues to increase as well as exports. The same for beer as well.
     
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