Escrito el 5 agosto 2010 por Jesus Guerro en General

The heat wave affecting Russia since the beginning of the summer has been considered as the biggest phenomenon of its kind registered in more than a century, according to meteorological institutions.

Last July, has dramatically killed 48 people, cause of the strong forest fires in several areas of the country.

The head of Russian Atomic Agency, Rosatom, Sergei Kiriyenko, said on Wednesday it was removed all radioactive material from the Federal Nuclear Center in Sarov (east of Moscow) in order to avoid any accident or leak in view of the intensity forest fires.  This issue has been particularly polemic.

However, the director of national emergencies recognized that some of the devastating fires in the West were totally out of control. Meanwhile Government fears not having enough resources to fight back.

President Medvedev confirmed these claims later on, inside a meeting.

Particularly serious situation remains in Nizhni Novgorod, about 400 kilometers east of Moscow. The smoke caused by fire around the capital covered the metropolis. «We are preparing for the worst consequences,» said civil defense minister, Sergei Shoigu.

The economic losses to date are estimated at 200 million euros.

The weather due this week will not help the fight against fire near Moscow, the south and east temperatures will raise up to 38 degrees Celsius (100 F).

Discussing about the consequences of climate change, maybe it is not a question of opportunism or far future. In any case, these terrible situations reveal that we are not prepared for them.

The balance of our actions never compensates.

 People die, Nature dies, wealthy dies.


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