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Fires, floods (and even bugs) are challenging Russia's stance on the climate crisis

Aug 05, 2019 - CNN

Landing in Yakutsk, six time zones east of Moscow, the first thing you see and smell is thick, acrid smoke.

This is one of the coldest inhabited places on Earth, and just one of the dozens of Russian cities choked by the wildfires that have been ravaging the Arctic this season at unprecedented levels.

"These past weeks it's been impossible to breathe, the smoke is coming from the woods all around us, so we were all warned to stay inside," said Murtaz, a local taxi driver who declined...