Arctic permafrost thawing damage estimated at seven trillion rubles

Arctic permafrost thawing damage estimated at seven trillion rubles

April 27, 2023

For two years, the forecast has worsened by two trillion.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Permafrost degradation is now responsible for 29 percent of lost oil and gas production from Arctic fields. By 2050, the damage to the Russian economy from thawing permafrost could reach seven trillion rubles.

This figure was voiced at parliamentary hearings on the permafrost issues legal regulation, TASS writes. At the same time, in 2021, experts estimated losses over 30 years at five trillion rubles.

According to Alexander Stotsky, the Arctic Development Project Office’s general director, the forecast worsening is a serious problem sign.

“It is necessary to intensify work on studying the nature and temperature changes dynamics in the Far North. Partially, this task will be solved with the permafrost state monitoring system launch, the bill is now under consideration by the State Duma”, Alexander Stotsky explained.

In the future, according to the speaker, it will be necessary to develop methods for effectively counteracting destructive processes in permafrost soils.

Recall that SibFU scientists believe that the Arctic permafrost preservation should become a federal task. Earlier at the Arctic Forum, Norilsk’s experience in saving permafrost was discussed. This Is Taimyr also told how permafrost preserved chocolate and other products in Baron Toll’s “refrigerator”.

Follow us on TelegramVKontakte.

Text: Anzhelika Stepanova, Photo: Nikolay Shchipko

April 27, 2023

All rights reserved ©️ THIS IS TAIMYR online media, 2020-2023

If quoting in whole or in part, a reference to the This is Taimyr is required. The editors are not responsible for the information contained in advertisements. The editors do not provide reference information. Registered by the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media. The mass media registration number is ЭЛ No. ФС 77 - 79414 dated 02.11.2020, valid. Distributed in Russian Federation and foreign countries.

Founder: Severny Gorod Media Company LLC, 663300, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Norilsk, Komsomolskaya st., 33a.

Chief editor: Natalia N. Popova

This site uses cookies and services to collect technical visitor data (IP address data, etc.) to ensure performance and improve the service quality. By continuing to use our site, you automatically agree to the use of these technologies: