The Soviet Union announced its plan in 1950 to use evaporation from its proposed mega reservoir hydroelectric power schemes to increase the humidity of central Siberia and melt Arctic coastal sea ice. An example of Soviet intentions from a credible source: “For each step outlined here the computations have been made and verified; how much electric power can be produced; how great the evaporation will be; how many calories will be transmitted to the atmosphere in one area and taken to another to change the climate of the Arctic and the desert.” By William Mandel from California Eagle ( Los Angeles, California) 2 February 1950 Thursday.
William Mandel highlighted his above statement in bold print to emphasize the Soviet research and hypothesis “to change the climate of the Arctic”. The building of the colossal hydroelectric reservoirs was the experiment. The rapid increase in the precipitation and temperatures of central Siberia and the melting and disappearance of Kara Sea ice that coincides with the proliferation of these mega dams is worthy evidence that confirms the Soviet Arctic warming hypothesis outlined by Mandel.
The editor of the California Eagle highlighted in bold print Mandel’s credentials.
“EDITOR’S NOTE: Mr. Mandel is a recognized authority on the Soviet Union. He is now writing a study of the Soviet Arctic for Vilhjalmur Stefansson’s, Encyclopedia Arctica. He recently completed a survey of Soviet postwar Far Eastern policy for the Institute of Pacific Relations, which also commissioned his first book, “The Soviet Far East and Central Asia.” Another book, “A Guide to the Soviet Union,” has been used in many universities. In 1947, as senior fellow in Slavic Studies at the Hoover Institute, Stanford University, he compiled “An Encyclopedia of the U.S.S.R.” During the war, he was the United Press’ expert on Russia.”
What is ironic about this 1950 newspaper article is it “is the story behind Soviet Foreign Minister Vishinsky’s stunning declaration to the United Nations”…”that Russia was razing mountains, irrigating deserts; cutting through the jungle and tundra in places where human footprints had not been seen for thousands of years”…”in order to change the climate of the Arctic and the deserts”.
The Russians have successfully used summer and early fall solar absorption by the ice free reservoirs and water vapor emissions from the reservoirs’s warm winter hypolimnial discharges into rivers, to force the warming of central Siberia and the Arctic.
SMK/rdw arcticbluedeserts.com Essay 2-2023 by Stephen Kasprzak April 6, 2023