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Hell the US even has contingency plans for the invasion of Canada....
While much attention has been given to the potential global impact of climate change, less has been paid to how a warmer planet would affect regional climates.
If you were participating in a competition for power and influence where you had the option of having your opponents become much weaker, while you became only slightly weaker, would you take that option? This may be the question Kremlin leaders are asking themselves in regard to cooperation on curbing global warming.
Another aspect of Russia’s coldness is illustrated by the early settlers of Yakutsk (with a current population of 270,000), who wrote that they could not dig a well nor could they expect to grow wheat. This is because the cold in Siberia is accompanied by permafrost—soil that remains frozen all year (with the exception of a thin top-layer that thaws seasonally). Permafrost covers over two-thirds of all of Russia’s territory—roughly 6.22 million square miles (see map).
Writing on this topic in 1983, Victor Mote concluded “In an average year, total losses to the cold comprise 33% of all possible working time in the Soviet north.”4 Furthermore, cold causes damage to industries, human health, buildings, equipment, and infrastructure; at -15 °C high carbon steel breaks, at -25-30 °C unalloyed steel breaks, frost-resistant rubber is required. When temperatures hit -35-40 °C tin-alloy steel components shatter, all compressors stop work, standard steels and structures rupture en mass.5
Russia will further gain from the warming of the ground and water in and around its territory.
In addition, Russia’s chief forecaster, Alexander Frolov, said that the North Pole may be completely ice-free in the summer within a few decades. The retreat of Arctic ice will reduce the cost of extracting natural resources from Arctic waters, which contain large reserves of oil, gas, gold, diamonds, nickel and tungsten.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
Originally posted by Nuker
Why would one attack Russia? Look at what America/NATO is doing to the world.. I know they've always wanted to attack Russia, but Russia is just sitting there, minding their own damn business, unless they get provoked of course.
A war with Russia is a war that no one wants to get involved with, only the Politician's want that war.
Contingency planning. You plan for just about everything you can imagine. The US even had plans ready for the invasion of Canada at one point.
Originally posted by crowzeroq
This is buildup For WWIII . NATO has gone Mad
Originally posted by leosnake
these crazy heads ...