The weather station in the Arctic circle recorded the highest in the history of the Arctic temperature
Climate scientists are sounding the alarm – a heat wave kills the fauna of the Arctic
Summer 2019 beats temperature records not only in Ukraine and Europe, but even in the Arctic. According to the National administration oceanic and atmospheric administration (NOAA) weather station in Sweden North of the Arctic circle in July recorded a staggeringly high for the Arctic region the temperature of 34.8 degrees Celsius (94,6 Fahrenheit), according to Gizmodo.
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Heat was recorded on July 26 in a small Swedish Outpost of Markuslisa, which is located on the southern edge of the Arctic circle. NOAA climate scientist Deke Arndt stated that data were analyzed by the Swedish meteorological and hydrological Institute. The results showed that such temperature “was a record high North of the Arctic circle” – like high values in the history of observations did not appear.
For comparison, the highest temperature was registered in Kyiv in June was 34 degrees Celsius. With the temperature above 30 degrees stayed in the capital for 14 days. Also in June, was beaten a century record heat in the night, when the thermometer did not fall below +20,1 degrees.
As reported by climate scientists from Sweden, the heat has spread far beyond the weather station and covers nearly the entire Arctic. In the US reports that in Alaska in July was recorded the hottest month in the history of the country. The heat led to the severe forest fire, and the smoke from the flames covered the anchorage and Fairbanks – the first was the coldest summer in history, according to weather expert Alaska Rick Toman. Temperature records were hit on the fauna: the animals depleted, many species adapted to the cold climate, began to die, such as salmon and walruses.
In the Arctic ocean record the lowest cover of sea ice area decreased by shocking of 19.8%, which is even more than was recorded in 2012 and 2015, when also set temperature records.
The July heat in the Arctic is part of a broader global trend caused by global warming due to pollution of the atmosphere with carbon dioxide. NOAA’s data confirmed that July was the hottest month on Earth in the history of meteorological observations when the temperature was 0.95 degrees Celsius above the average the twentieth century. Climate scientist Robert Rohde said that there is a 90% probability that 2019 will be the second hottest in the entire history of observations, trailing only 2016.
2019 could become the second warmest in history of meteorological observations
Earlier, scientists warned that the cold winters on Earth will be no more. At the same time in Antarctica recorded a record low temperature on Earth.
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