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Alexander Gnes

Institute of Archaeology & Ethnography, Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Science

The Siberian Climate Today

People immediately ask me whether we are freezing there. I say, well, not all the time, sometimes. The summers, in fact, are really hot and the winters are very cold. Although in the last 20-25 years, the effects of global warming have significantly influenced the climate in Siberia and it has gotten much warmer. But when we are talking about Siberia per se, the North Eastern parts of Siberia, at the time of the Pleistocene, it was a completely different place than it is today. In fact we all know about the mammoth remains found there and definitely we can conclude at the time of the Pleistocene, the climate in Siberia was much warmer and it was a completely different place.