In reality, of the fourteen warmest years in the entirety of the modern history of modern meteorological observation, we have already gone through thirteen of them in the 21st century. In this rating, 2013 took sixth place, with 2001 holding the temperature record. We talked with Doctor of Physical-Mathematical Science, rector of the Russian State Hydrometeorological University, Lev Nikolaevich Karlin about the connection to global warming and what this may hold for Russia.
Not so long ago, the European part of the country had been going through some rather serious freezes, which in the most recent winters, it seems, became a somewhat regular thing. How can this process be linked with global warming?
There mustn’t be any talk about how winters are becoming colder: the current winter, to the contrary, has stayed exceptionally warm.