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.
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.
Accelerated Arctic warming
The Arctic heats up twice as fast as the rest of the planet through a process known as Arctic amplification.
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.
CNN’s Brandon Miller and Julia Hollingsworth contributed to this report.
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