Temperatures in an Arctic Siberian town reached 100 degrees, a new high

A Siberian town that endures the world's widest temperature range has recorded a new high due to a heat wave that is contributing to severe forest fires.

According to public data, temperatures in the small Siberian town of Verkhoyansk reached 100.4 Fahrenheit on Saturday. A record temperature in one of the fastest warming places in the world.

According to the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), a program affiliated to the European Commission, Siberia tends to experience large fluctuations in temperature from month to month and year after year. However, it is unusual for warmer temperatures to last for such a long time – temperatures in Siberia have remained above average since 2019.

The average temperature in Verkhoyansk June reaches 68 degrees Fahrenheit high, so the new record-high temperature is worrying.

Distress marks continued on Monday, satellite images showed multiple wildfires Siberia near the Arctic Circle. Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service senior scientist Mark Parrington registered The number and intensity of Siberian forest fires also increased significantly.
The ice in the Siberian rivers exploded “extremely early” in May, this record has been the hottest in the region since it started in 1979, C3S reported.

Also in May, permafrost, which melted under the tank supports, caused a “large” diesel spill in the area that could be poured into the Arctic Ocean.

Climate scientist Martin Stendel, the dramatic fluctuations in temperature in northwestern Siberia last month, would take place only once in 100,000 years. I said.

Accelerated Arctic warming

The Arctic heats up twice as fast as the rest of the planet through a process known as Arctic amplification.

The polar ice melt has accelerated, which causes seasonal snow cover that is not white and absorbs more sunlight, which causes more heat. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

It is also important for the rest of the world. Melting ice at the Arctic leads to higher sea levels, not just in the Arctic Sea. The oceans of the world will be warmer with less ice section reflecting sunlight.

Plus, NOAAs 2019 Arctic Report Card He found that the melted permafrost in the North Pole could release up to 600 million tons of net carbon per year.
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CNN’s Brandon Miller and Julia Hollingsworth contributed to this report.

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