Is Russia eventually going to experience a massive population boom? Jul 2, 2021 11:03:35 GMT
Post by stevep on Jul 2, 2021 11:03:35 GMT
Its a definite possibility and I think some of the less responsible figures in Russia and some other countries are complacent about global warming. It would probably depend on how high a level of heating occurs before things finally stablise - which hopefully it would do eventually. Plus while northern lands might be made more habitable they will have short daylight periods and not sure how fertile a lot of those lands will be. At the same time more southern lands which are much of their agricultural heartlands currently are likely to become markedly less fertile because of heat and possible drought issues.
I can see if such lands become more habitable then a lot of people might want to move into them but if most are non-Russian, especially since the most likely sources are Muslims from Central Asia and Chinese I can't really see any government in Moscow being happy about large scale immigration from such groups simply because there's too much danger of colonization by stealth. However its possible that climate change, bringing new opportunities brings a new surge of Russian population growth, although I suspect it would really need government/social changes.