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The change of climate in the course of the next decade will exert a notable influence on the national economy of Russia
The change of climate in the course of the next decade will exert a notable influence on the national economy of Russia, Head of the Federal Service on Hydrometeorology and Environment Monitoring (Rosgidromet) Alexander Bedritsky told Itar-Tass. Proceeding from the strategic forecast of climate change in Russia in the period of up to 2010-2015, drawn up by the country’s leading experts, he noted that the “presumed changes will affect both positively and negatively the country’s different energy sectors and its housing and utilities complex”. The positive consequences, which may be expected by 2015, include, in his opinion, “a shorter heating season, which will yield a substantial economy of fuel and energy”. Dwelling on hydraulic power generation, Bedritsky noted that the “predicted change of river run-off will affect the water inflow to the major reservoirs. For instance, the inflow to the Volga-Kama cascade will increase by 10-20 per cent”. The principal minuses, he believes, will most likely include the flooding of several inhabited localities. The predicted water inflow changes will make it necessary to reconsider the operation regime of reservoirs and of environment protection methods, the expert stated. Touching on the impact of climate change on agriculture, Bedritsky said that “the agro-climatic conditions for growing various agricultural crops could change notably by 2015”. According to the existing forecasts, the weather will become much warmer all over the country. The vegetation and frostless periods of the year will be 10-20 days longer, which will make the conditions for agricultural jobs much better and will lessen the crop losses during harvesting. At the same time, he complained, “the number of draughts in the principal grain-growing regions of Russia may be expected to increase 1.5-2-fold by 2015, which is bound to reduce crop yields, but will not tell negatively on agriculture in the non-bl However, Bedritsky assured that “timely adaptation measures will make the economy more stable to climate changes and to sharp climate fluctuations, and will help avoid or reduce the losses, caused by the dangerous phenomena. Moreover, “it will be possible to boost the effectiveness of production in many sectors of the economy due to the ensuing favourable consequences,” he concluded.
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