According to Mikhail Zheleznyak, director of the Permafrost Institute of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, warming in the Arctic threatens to cause serious damage to buildings and structures. The scientist spoke about this at the third Northern Forum, which took place in Yakutsk.
“In Russia, permafrost scientists have analyzed the state of permafrost, trends in its changes and socio-economic consequences. The damage to residential buildings and structures by 2050, taking into account the warming scenarios that exist, is estimated at five to seven trillion rubles”, TASS quotes Mikhail Zheleznyak.
The expert noted that in 30 years the damage to residential buildings could amount to approximately 770 billion rubles. At the same time, the cost of buildings and engineering structures on the permafrost in the Arctic sector of Russia is estimated at 9.6 trillion rubles, of which 1.1 trillion is the housing stock.
Earlier, we reported that the level of the World Ocean is growing at a record speed. At the same time, a quarter of Russians do not believe in global warming and believe that scientists cabal.
Text: Mikhail Tuaev, Photo: Nikolay Shchipko