Unusually hot weather of Siberia ‘an alarming sign’: scientist

According to a study by the Copernican Climate Change Service (C3S), surface temperatures in Siberia have risen from the average of last month to 10 degrees Celsius (18 degrees Fahrenheit) and became the hottest May of Russia since 1979, when recordings began. . It is affiliated to the European Commission. The warmer weather of Siberia, hottest May on recordC3S shows the findings.
By According to climate scientist Martin Stendel, the temperature deviation in northwestern Siberia last month would have been only once in 100,000 years without climate change.

In Siberia, however, it was not only May that was warmer than normal – the region experienced higher surface air temperatures than average during winter and spring, especially warmer temperatures since January.

“It is undoubtedly an alarming sign,” said a senior C3S scientist Freja Vamborg. Said.

C3S said Siberia tends to see month-to-month and year-on-year large temperature changes, and months have passed since temperature abnormalities are greater than the region has experienced in the last six months. However, according to C3S, it is unusual to see warmer temperatures than average for many consecutive months.

Last month was the hottest May as the world approached a dangerous threshold

Despite the warming of the Earth as a whole, temperature spikes do not occur evenly across the planet, Vamborg said.

He said that Western Siberia stands out as a region with a warming trend with higher temperature variations.

Scientists say Arctic region warming upas a result of global warming, twice as fast as the rest of the planet.
140-year history of meteorological observation of Russia’s warmest winter recorded at the state-run Russian Hydrometeorology Center reported earlier this year.

The effects of higher temperatures

Higher temperatures seem to already have negative effects.

Earlier this month, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a state of emergency After pouring 20,000 tons of fuel from a power station into a nearby river in Norilsk, Siberia.
Russia had the warmest winter temperatures and left Moscow unprofitable

The energy company parent, Nornickel, said the establishment of the storage tank was likely to sink due to the dissolution of the permafrost and highlight the dangers caused by the increasing temperatures in the Arctic infrastructure and ecosystems, according to the Russian state news agency TASS.

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“Right now … because of the abnormally warm summer temperatures recorded in the past years, we can assume that permafrost may melt and the pillars under the platform may have sunk,” said NASSickel operations manager Sergey Dyachenko, according to TASS.

Sergey Verkhovets, coordinator of Arctic projects for Russia’s WWF branch, said the incident ended in disaster.

“We will see the reflections for years to come,” Verkhovets said. Said. “We’re talking about dead fish, dirty feathers of birds and poisonous animals.”

Last year, forest fires ravaged the North Pole According to official Russian estimates, unprecedented levels spray megaton greenhouse emissions into the atmosphere.

CNN’s Mary Ilyushina and Frederik Pleitgen contributed to this story.

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