We never dreamed! In 2050, Russia will be called the New North
Weather scientists, our country will prosper thanks to global warming Geographer from the University of California at Los Angeles predicts in his new book, Prosperity New North.When the world's population will grow by 40 percent over the next 40 years, sparsely populated Canada, Scandinavia, Russia and the northern United States will become a significant economic weight and become attractive places for resettlement. This writes Lawrence Smith, in his book "The World in 2050: Four Forces shaping the future of the Northern civilization."Global warming will plunge even though the environment into chaos, but it also frees trapped in the ice of the northern storerooms of oil, gas, water and other natural resources. This will enrich local residents and attract migrants. These resources will be available to the Nordic countries as a time when in other places they already have time to dry out, making them even more valuable."In many ways, the New North is very well in the light of the upcoming changes in the coming century, although it is also a unique ecosystem is threatened by climate change and accelerate the development of hydrocarbon resources", — wrote Smith.His other predictions:- due to climate change will increase grain production in the Nordic countries and decrease in the south.-
Nordic countries collectively will constitute the fourth largest economy in the world, second only to the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China), the EU and the U.S..- The Nordic countries will be the envy of the world, thanks to their reserves of fresh water, which can be sold to other regions.As Arctic scientist, Smith has consistently sounded the alarm on the approximation of global warming. He is best known for the fact that defined the role of climate change in the disappearance of more than a thousand Arctic lakes during the final quarter of the twentieth century. Magazine Discover magazine put open Smith in the top 100 of the most significant scientific discoveries of 2005.This geographer also conducted research on the role of greenhouse gases in the speedy completion of the last Ice Age about 9,000 years ago."In many cases, negative, which will be manifested in the world in 2050 — such as floods, lack of water, extreme heat — virtually no impact on the northern regions", — said Smith. "Cities that have developed in the Nordic countries, are remarkably peaceful, globalized and comfortable for life."