A heat wave in Siberia signals dangerous Arctic warming July 12, 2020

from PRI: Science, Tech & Environment· ·

The town of Verkhoyansk in Siberia hit a record-high temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit on June 20, the highest temperature ever recorded within the Arctic Circle — and scientists are worried. > “I was shocked at the magnitude of it, but perhaps not necessarily > completely surprised to see these types of spikes in temperature because > this has been happening for a number of years now." > > Susan Natali, Arctic program director, Woods Hole Research Center “I was shocked at the magnitude of it, but perhaps not necessarily completely surprised to see these types of spikes in temperature …



Siberia hit a record-high temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit on June 20 in the town of Verkhoyansk, north of the Arctic Circle. Scientists say it is an ominous sign of things to come. “I was shocked at the magnitude of it ..." says Susan Natali, Arctic program director at Woods Hole Research Center.