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Two scientists, father and son. A seemingly crazy idea: to bring the hands back in time, to the age of the mammoths, and thus fight global warming. It is the Pleistocene Park, 30 kilometers from Chersky, in the Russian Arctic. On the roof of the world. ANSA visited it, the first Italian media to set foot there.

In the end I did it. It took me almost 40 years but I managed to find the rabbit hole. And I fell into it, with joy. Except that the wonderland is not in the English countryside - sorry for Lewis Carroll - but in Chersky, on the borders of Yakutia, beyond the Russian Arctic Circle. It is here that in 1996 Serghei Zimov, now a legend in his field, founded the Pleistocene Park. An absurd idea, a mix between scientific experiment and geoengineering and, perhaps, even a perfect real estate investment. In the lair of the White Rabbit, on the other hand, reality and dream come together. For definition. What comes out is a new world. Where trees are the great enemies of man, the time available to save permafrost (and therefore our civilization) has almost expired and the animals return to graze in the Arctic ice, just as it happened in the Pleistocene era, the in which as men we began to make ourselves gods. Only mammoths are missing. But for a little while. Maybe, if everything goes as it should go, they will soon be there too. The wonderland, in fact. Which offers us a tangible solution to stop, or at least mitigate, climate change by turning the clock back in time. So now you have to get comfortable and follow him, the White Rabbit. Because it takes time to tell the incredible. Life is at stake - ours.

Source: ansa

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