Some analysts suggest that Russia may benefit from climate change for a combination of reasons discussed here. ARD Committee feels that this optimism may be overdone: climate change will affect all countries negatively, but this negative impact may not be as bad for Russia as for some other countries. Negative consequences of climate change can only be combatted by coordinated long-term efforts of all countries despite serious disagreements between some governments on various political issues.
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