Permanent Representative of Yakutia to President of Russia: Climate change does not depend on politics
The main goal of modern climatologists is to create a comfortable and stable life in the Arctic region. Scientists will discuss these issues at a science and practical conference on climate change and permafrost melting, due to take place on March 22-24 in Yakutsk.
“Climate change trends and permafrost melting do not depend on politics, and political speculation by our former partners did not help the climate agenda very much. Today, we need to focus on ways of creating a comfortable and stable life,” Andrei Fedotov, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) to the President of Russia, noted at a news conference on the upcoming event.
About 500 people, including scientists from Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, China, India, Brazil, the United States and Japan, are to attend the conference both online and offline.
“Members of the academic world continue to maintain ties because scientists know that politics are subject to change, and climate is an objective reality,” Fedotov explained.
Nikolai Korchunov, Chair of the Arctic Council's Senior Arctic Officials and Ambassador at Large at the Russian Foreign Ministry, noted that Arctic climate change was capable of determining all changes on the planet.
“In the 21st century, the Arctic will warm up two or three times faster than the rest of the world. When we talk about a 1.5-degree rise in average global temperatures, this figure is 3-5 degrees for the Arctic. We should also remember that permafrost layers contain substantial amounts of carbon,” Korchunov explained.