Russian President Vladimir Putin recently asserted that global warming is a “fraud” and a plot to keep Russia from oil and natural gas reserves.
“There is no global warming, that this is a fraud to restrain the industrial development of several countries, including Russia,” Stanislav Belkovsky said to The New York Times. “That is why this subject is not topical for the majority of the Russian mass media and society in general.”
Putin has remained firm in his stance against man-made global warming for decades.
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