On a Pacific Island, Russia Tests Its Battle Plan for Climate Change

President Vladimir V. Putin long dismissed the threat posed by global warming. But fires, disasters and foreign pressure have prompted him to change course.,

Wind turbines on the shores of Okhotsky Bay on Sakhalin Island, a Russian island north of Japan.
Wind turbines on the shores of Okhotsky Bay on Sakhalin Island, a Russian island north of Japan.Credit…Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times

On a Pacific Island, Russia Tests Its Battle Plan for Climate Change

President Vladimir V. Putin long dismissed the threat posed by global warming. But fires, disasters and foreign pressure have prompted him to change course.

Wind turbines on the shores of Okhotsky Bay on Sakhalin Island, a Russian island north of Japan.Credit…Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times

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