Russian scientists propose to return to “Stalin plan” on climate change in Crimea

08.08.2023, Moscow.

The “Stalin program” of changing the landscape of Crimea, designed to make the peninsula’s climate milder, is becoming relevant again, it is necessary to revive it. Anatoliy Kopachevsky, director of the research and production firm Water Technologies, told about this on August 6 on the air of Radio Sputnik in Crimea.

According to him, the concept of building water reservoirs to prevent drought and planting forest belts to contain cyclones in Crimea was developed in the early 1950s, but it was unreasonably curtailed after Stalin’s death.

“It is necessary to return, as they call it, to “Stalin plan”, when it was supposed to create a reasonably designed system of forest belts – multi-row green plantations, specially developed based on the landscape of the entire Soviet Union. The program was curtailed in 1953. But the very fact that it was developed and was supposed to change the climate and make it milder is important,” the scientist said.

According to Kopachevsky, it is necessary to prepare for climate change on the peninsula long before the onset of severe natural disasters. Already today, it is necessary to start acting on this program – especially in terms of storage and conservation of water, which is not enough in reservoirs during drought or in the period after heavy rains wastefully dumped in huge quantities. For example, since the beginning of the year, 31 million cubic meters of water have been released from the Simferopol reservoir after heavy rains, while the volume of the reservoir itself is 36 million cubic meters.

It is worth noting that, at the same time, the northern territories of Crimea are suffering from drought.

“If we assume that by 2030-2050 years serious climatic processes will begin, we should already prepare now. Both locally, at the regional level, and at the federal level,” the scientist emphasized.

In connection with the destruction of the Kakhovka HPP, which was arranged by the Kiev regime, the North Crimean channel began to shallow. According to experts, in 2-3 months, the water in the canal will completely run out.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency