This enormous green belt keeps the earth breathing. But only 3% is protected.
Right now, in December, the forest is covered with snow and it will melt sometime in March or April, in the most northern parts even in May.
In January, in the Russian Siberian region of Yakutsk, the average high temperature is 35 degrees below zero Celsius! Around Helsinki, Finland, it’s a bit milder with an average temperature of six degrees below freezing.
Maybe you didn’t know that in July a swimming suit comes handy in Siberia when the average high temperature in Yakutsk is almost the same as on the northern shores of the Mediterranean: 25.5 degrees.