Greenpeace: "Flooding in the Irkutsk region - a consequence of climate change"

According to the Federal Service forHydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet), in the period from 1999 to 2017 in Russia, the number of dangerous weather events increased by more than three and a half times.

In 2017, Roshydromet published a report,according to which “over the course of the 21st century, on the territory of Russia, there is likely to be an increase in the severity of precipitation in the form of individual showers or snowfalls, an increase in the number of severe floods and inundations, stormy winds, and weather fluctuations in the form of a series of cold and warm periods.”

Greenpeace specialists with reference to anotherA 2014 Roshydromet report indicated that there was a 95% probability that human activity was the dominant cause of global warming. Also, in the future, anthropogenic influence will increasingly change the temperature on Earth.

Russia is the fifth country in the world for man-madegreenhouse gas emissions, while the country has not yet ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate and has not begun to implement a program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Paris Agreement obliges countries to abandon direct and hidden subsidies to fossil fuels, as well as gradually switch to renewable energy. At the same time, representatives of Russia do not plan to “undertake obligations to abandon hydrocarbons as a way to reduce emissions”.