Disinfo: Only Russia will benefit from (non-existent) global warming, the West believes


Forecasts about global warming are not coming true, particularly in Europe. On the contrary, in Russia’s European part August temperatures decreased compared to a few years ago. Only liars can claim that the average temperature on Earth has increased by 1 degree over the last one hundred years. The fact that it was already snowing twice in Russia’s Yakutia region this year is one of many pieces of evidence that contradict the global warming claim.

Around 80 global warming scenarios were elaborated by various institutions under the UN aegis, but all of them turned out to be nonsense. To cover it, alarmists  began using the wording ‘climate change’ instead of ‘global warming.’

The anthropogenic factor of climate change is not true. The Pinatubo volcano in the Philippines in the course of a few days erupted as many carbon dioxides as the whole humanity over the whole period of its existence. Similarly, the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland nullified all humanity’s efforts to combat greenhouse gas emissions over the last five years.

Traditionally, though, the West believes that as a result of global warming, only Russia will benefit. A research paper published by Environmental Research Letters concludes that by 2080 the Siberian climate will become much more beneficial for humans than it is today.


This is a mix of conspiracies and fakes concerning climate change, wrapped into the "anti-Russia" narrative claiming that the West believes that only Russia will benefit it. Oddly enough, at the same time, the publication suggests that climate change is actually a lie.

There is a strong consensus among publishing climate scientists (around 97%) that humans are responsible for climate change. The greater the climate expertise among surveyed scientists, the higher the consensus on human-caused global warming. One of the misunderstandings about the global warming presented in the publication is that it mixes up climate, which refers to how the atmosphere acts over a long period of time, with the weather, which describes what’s happening on a much shorter time scale. Look for debunks of 'unreliable climate change models' and other climate change myths here.

The volcano claim is also false. The “volcano gambit” is indicates that the author is uninformed about climate science, according to one of the websites explaining the climate change-related research. It continues saying that the amount of CO2 emitted by Eyjafjallajökull was, in fact, more than 20 times smaller than just European aviation emissions per day. There is scientific evidence that even if we include the rare, very large volcanic eruptions, like 1980's Mount St. Helens or 1991's Mount Pinatubo eruption, they only emitted 10 and 50 million tons of CO2 each, respectively. It would take three Mount St. Helens and one Mount Pinatubo eruption every day to equal the amount that humanity is presently emitting. In fact, human activities emit 60 or more times the amount of carbon dioxide released by volcanoes each year.

In reality, global warming has a global effect and it is even faster in Russia. As Russia's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment 2018 report says on page 20: “The pace of temperature increase in Russia is faster than the average on Earth in the period 1976-2017; the average annual temperature in the world rose by 0.18°C in a decade, while in Russia the same index was 0.45°C.” Northern countries feel the consequences of global warming quicker than those in equatorial or tropical regions because their permafrost layers are melting.


  • Reported in: Issue 163
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/08/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Climate, West, Conspiracy
  • Outlet: Stoletie.ru


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