Opinion (Vladimir Chuprov, spokesman for Greenpeace Russia): “Today’s weather anomalies are the result of imbalance in the climate system, caused mostly by human intervention into the atmosphere, when the temperature on the planet has increased on average by 0.8 Celsius after the change of the chemical composition of the air.
“This change is enough to shake the whole climate system and get a 10-degree (C) deviation from the norm, as it is happening now.
“We have to live and adapt to this weather. The most that we can do is not to worsen the situation so that the temperature and pressure do not change even more.
“There are two ways to do it: to adapt and to reduce greenhouse emissions. In the first case, this means to restructure the economies to suit the new conditions.
“With regard to emissions, it is necessary to switch to new energy sources and a more efficient use of energy. This involves the transition to a low-carbon economy, to green energy, and renewable sources of energy.
Comment: The only solution to the problem is to immediately reduce production to the required level (reasonable consumption) and gradually shift to eco-energy.