Films and photos posted on the web from Olokminsk, Mirny and Oymyakon show the lack of snow cover, which is unusual for this time of year. The population is amazed. Lyubov, 38, in an interview with “The Siberian Times” Confirm that – yes – Snowfall Hmm, the ground is frozen, but the snow does not settle, it is constantly melting.

“It is too very warm About zero degrees or a little higher. My 69-year-old mother does not remember such a warm and snowy fall. Now she usually wore fur coats and fur shoes. The river will also be frozen and the ground will be covered with heavy snow, ”- he added.

Mikhail Zeleznyak With Russian Academy of Sciences He noted that over the past 50 years, the average temperature in Siberia has increased by 4 degrees Celsius. This, in turn, leads to thawing of permafrost.

“The climate has changed and will continue to change. The most intense changes occur in the southern part of the permafrost zone. Now it is getting worse in central Yakutia, where the ice is close to the surface” – he said.

He pointed out that this trend has serious consequences for Russia.

permafrost It is the phenomenon of part of the Earth’s crust remaining at a temperature below the freezing point of water, regardless of the season. Covers about 80 percent. Alaska, most of the North Canada I’m 65 Brock. Siberia.

Greenhouse gases are released when permafrost thaws with climate change. This in turn further accelerates global warming.


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