Russia’s Thawing Permafrost May Cost Economy $2.3 Billion a Year – The Moscow Times

The Moscow Times | Oct 18, 2019 at 12:05 PM
  • Russia plans to pay more attention to the impact climate change is having on its vast permafrost area.
  • Thawing of once permanently-frozen ground covering more than half of Russia is putting buildings, pipelines and other infrastructure at risk of damage.
  • It is also home to miners including Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel), the biggest refined nickel and palladium producer.