In President Biden’s recent marathon news conference, this was the first time a U.S. president ever tried to persuade a Russian leader to get out of his neighbor’s front yard and focus instead on saving his own backyard — because as Siberia is affected by climate change, it will threaten Russia’s stability a lot more than anything that happens in Ukraine. Russia’s territory is warming 2.5 times faster than the planet on average, and the situation there is going to get only worse. This is just the beginning of a whole new kind of power struggle within and between countries based on who is leading with resistance and who is leading with resilience.
By Thomas Friedman, New York Times. January 25, 2022.
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