Tens of thousands of reindeer have died due to the effects of global warming as a result of human-influenced climate change in the polar regions of Russia between 2006-2013. If likely similar meteorological effects take place this year, Russia’s reindeer industry will face catastrophe. Reindeer, Russia’s cattle of the Arctic regions, have suffered terrible losses

between 2006-2013, when thick ice covered snow due to effects of global warming. With over 80,000 animals killed during the period, a repeat could be a tragedy for the 270,000-animal population. In the autumn of 2006 and 2013, sea ice began to melt instead of building up as it normally does at that time of the year, leading to a high level of water evaporation. CONTINUE