The roots of climate change denial in Russia
Discussion (in English) | 12.02.2019 | Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS)
In conversation with… Dmitry Yagodin (Aleksanteri Institute / University of Helsinki) and Konstantin Kaminskij (Humboldt University of Berlin)
Climate change is a politicized issue in many countries. In Russia, the government denies the anthropogenic causes of global warming, and is unwilling to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Unlike in most other countries, the Russian public discourse also highlights positive effects of climate change. Dmitry Yagodin, Postdoc at the University of Helsinki’s Aleksanteri Institute, has been studying the Russian climate discourse and traces the roots of climate change denial at the national and regional levels. In his current work, he focuses on the case of Yamal, the arctic region in northwest Siberia, where the flagship of Russia’s fossil fuel industry is built on frozen ground that is beginning to melt.
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