It finally (unofficially) happened. Temperatures have finally reached 100F in the Arctic. Even if the official number is lower, a Siberian town that would normally be 68F reached 100.4F. Without climate change, this would be a 1 in 100,000 year event. At the same time, Antarctica has warmed enough that plants are growing, they’re seeing green for the first time. At both poles, the climate is changing, and changing more rapidly than predicted. With a basic climate change model, such temperatures weren’t expected until 2100. The last several years have proved that climate change varies by location. The Arctic in particular is experiencing an acceleration appropriately terms, the Arctic Acceleration. Simple title. Serious consequences. A very troubling sign for there, and everywhere between the poles.
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