The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

“Russian Arctic: On the Verge of Catastrophe”

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24237-8_435

“Russian Arctic: On the Verge of Catastrophe” – a consolidated analytical overview by the Center for Russian Environmental Policy, with the support of the MacArthur Foundation, USA, published in Moscow in 1996. The team of renowned experts, mainly the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences, under the editorship of corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences A.V. Yablokov, conducted an analysis of the state and trends of the ecological situation in the Russian Arctic. The main conclusion of the review is “The Russian Arctic is on the verge of ecological disaster, and some of its parts have already entered into this disastrous state.” The Center for Russian Environmental Policy considered the review as the beginning of the deep analysis of ecological and political problems of the Russian Arctic.

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