Thought your winter was cold? Temperatures in the world’s coldest city have plunged to minus 50 degrees Celsius (-58 Fahrenheit).
“You can’t fight it,” one resident dressed in two scarves and multiple layers of gloves, hats and hoods told Reuters. “You either adjust and dress accordingly or you suffer.”
Layering, according to another resident selling frozen fish at a local market, was the key. “Just dress warmly. In layers, like a cabbage,” she said.
Fish vendors Marina Krivolutskaya and Marianna Ugai pose for a picture at an open-air market on a frosty day in Yakutsk, Russia, January 15, 2023.
Home to fewer than one million residents, Yakutsk winters can be extreme — even by Russian standards.
Scientists expressed grave concerns about the increasing frequency of the fires brought about by climate change in the Siberian arctic.