Head of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Alexander Mikhaylovich Sergeev, spoke at an online press conference at the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency. The key discussion topic: “The Russian Academy of Sciences and the Scientific and Technological Future of Yakutia.” As Alexander Sergeev noted, it is necessary to continue the experimental process of restoring the oldest paleontological exhibits. “It gives us hope that the experiments should be continued. We understand that the issues of cloning and regeneration of extinct animals and plants are not exactly the same thing. Why do they say it is impossible to do? Because when the tissues of animals and plants freeze, the water there turns into ice and ice is known to crystallize, so it causes large molecule cell tissues to rupture. But the important thing is that we definitely need to continue the experiments,” the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences said.
When asked about the climate base in Yakutsk Region, Alexander Mikhaylovich noted: “Yakutia and its cold weather is an actual “kitchen” of the weather. Now it is clear that the causes of climate change are mainly anthropogenic. But the natural processes are already changing. The melting of the Arctic leads to more heating of the Earth. This brings up the question of greenhouse gases. A process that began anthropogenically is being picked up by nature. We can get into such a regime where nature will increase the planet temperature on its own. Therefore, Yakutia’s cold is a scientific treasure,” the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences said.