Temperatures reached 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit in the small Siberian town of Verkhoyansk on Saturday, according to public-face weather data. It has record-high temperatures in one of the fastest-warming places in the world.
According to the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), a program affiliated with the European Commission, temperatures in Siberia have been plummeting for months and years. However, it is unusual for warm-to-average temperatures to continue so long – Siberian temperatures have been above their best since 2019.
June average temperatures in Varkhoyansk reached 68 degrees Fahrenheit, so the new record-high temperatures are worrisome.
Also in May, the permafrost that melted at the bottom of the tank caused a “huge” diesel to spill into the region, spilling into the Arctic Ocean.
Intense Arctic warming
Through a process known as the Arctic expansion, the planet is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet.
It is also significant for the whole world. The melting of Arctic ice leads to higher sea levels, not just the Arctic Ocean. The world’s oceans will warm up to reflect sunlight with a few sections of ice
CNN’s Brandon Miller and Julia Hollingsworth contributed to this report.