A global heatwave is gaining force and the Russian government appears to acknowledge that its Arctic will be among the regions worst hit. But the country’s response is not combat of climate change, but rather adaption to the new reality.
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä says that he thinks Finland is ready to do more to fight climate change, after he hosted all nine parliamentary parties at a meeting to discuss ways to keep warming due to climate change down to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
The annual joint Norwegian, Russian environmental mapping of the Barents Sea is considered crucial for the understanding of ongoing major environmental change. But this year, the Russian marine researchers did not get the technical resources needed to do their part.