Originally posted by zeeblebotSave us Al Gore!!!
Climate change: Will Russian heat wave prompt serious action from Moscow?
The Christian Science Monitor
By Anthony Giddens Anthony Giddens – Fri Aug 27, 10:14 am ET
London – Will the heat wave and drought that have created so much havoc in Russia cause the leadership in that country to take clima ...[text shortened]... ing in its wake. This year the country has lost some 25 percent of its grain production.
Originally posted by kes29How did you reach the conclusion that the negative impacts on Russia of GW would outweigh its benefits?
The summer was extremely hot not only in Russia, but in most of Eastern Europe as well.
But these countries spend a large proportion (2.5%, or something like that) of their GDP just to keep warm during winter, so they are not natural campaigners for emissions reduction and other measures against climate change. Although of course, global warming will have ne ...[text shortened]... impact on them as well, both directly and indirectly, which will probably outweigh the benefits.
Originally posted by sh76Well, it's just seems logical to me: if the GDP of other countries will suffer because of GW, then so will Russia's (indirectly), because of the decreased trade with these countries. For instance, it may be able to extract more oil, but it will be cheaper because of the reduced demand.
How did you reach the conclusion that the negative impacts on Russia of GW would outweigh its benefits?
I would think it would take a pretty exhaustive study to make that determination regarding a country with such a cold climate.