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Climate Change Is Melting Russia’s Permafrost—and Challenging Its Oil Economy

Climate Change Is Melting Russia’s Permafrost—and Challenging Its Oil Economy

YAKUTSK Russia – Thawing earth is causing a major disruption to Russia’s economy.

According to Russian government and scientists, the melting of permafrost (the thick layer of earth) is a result of climate changes ,. This soil is home to two-thirds the country, as well as much of Russia’s oil and gas infrastructure. The average temperature in 1976, Russia has increased by 0. 92 Fahrenheit degree per decade or 2 1/2 times global rate, according to government data.

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