There is a lot on everyone’s plate already with the COVID-19 pandemic that has yet to peak, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). With several countries facing both a public health and an economic crisis, we just couldn’t afford to deal with another major concern at the same period of time. However, for the past couple of days, we may have to deal with a very real threat that has already existed way before the coronavirus disease: global warming.
Yes, the threat of global warming is much around the corner, and if the recent turn of events are any indication, its unwanted effects is starting to be felt. For one, a Siberian town in the Arctic region has just experienced its record high temperature. For a place that is supposed to stay chilly even in the summer months, the heat record that was achieved in this region is only acceptable for a tropical location. This serves as a grave warning to us all that we should do concrete actions starting now in order to stop global warming.
Record High Temp In Siberian Town Is Even Above The Extreme, Suggesting That Global Warming Is Ramping Up Faster Than Expected
It has long been feared that due to global warming, polar regions will soon warm at an unprecedented rate, and we will see the ice caps melting as the sea level goes abnormally high. The north and south pole heating up is also expected to cause a series of extreme weather changes all over the world, affecting the lives of billions of people. Just recently, all these fears are starting to materialize.
Last week, a town in northeastern Siberia has set a new record for the highest temperature ever recorded in the in the Arctic region. A temperature reading of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or 38 degrees Celsius was recorded in the town of Verkhoyansk, which lies north of the Arctic Circle. This high temperature reading is unbelievably high when compared to the previous records at the location that have been kept since 1885. If you will need to travel to this place, you might need this guide for your own convenience and safety.
This reading has yet to be verified officially, but if it is indeed correct, this would be the highest temperature recorded at the northernmost Arctic region. This would also suggest that the Arctic region is actually warming at more than double the rate compared to the rest of the world.
One day after that record high temp reading, the same location reported another anomalously high temperature of 95.3 degrees Fahrenheit or 35.2 degrees Celsius. This may be enough to verify the alarming 100 degrees temperature reading set in the region. To note, the average June high temp in this Siberian town is mere 68 degrees Fahrenheit.