‘Climate Change’ not a major talking point in Russian media

‘Climate Change’ not a major talking point in Russian media

Unlike United States, wherein there is hardly any day when media doesn't report about 'global warming' or 'climate change', and the White House website has a complete section known as 'Climate Change And President Obama's Action Plan', 'climate change' is not a main talking point in the Russian media.

Additionally, a Reuters report, published by the New York Times on October 29, has noted that professionals in the Russian news are taking their cue on this matter from none other than President Vladimir Putin.

The noticeable indifference of both the Russian press and president has also indicated about Russian public's general lack of concern regarding climate change.

The report has noted that the indifference has reflected a widespread public doubt that activities done by human plays a major role in global warming, a tone decided by President Vladimir Putin. The President has offered just unclear and modest pledges to cut emissions ahead of the UN climate summit in December in Paris.

The Reuters report has also carried a statement from a political analyst and critic of Putin, Stanislav Belkovskym, who was clearly disappointed by the fact that Putin believes, "there is no global warming, that this is a fraud to restrain the industrial development of several countries including Russia".

Belkovsky concluded that this was the reason why this subject was not topical for the most of the Russian mass media and society in general.

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