As they show recently published satellite images, the ground temperature in at least one location in the Arctic Circle reached 48 degrees Celsius on the longest day of the year. This is a very hot summer in Siberia and it will definitely not be the last.
While many turned to the American West as cities like Phoenix and Salt Lake City experienced extremely high temperatures last week, a similar climate deviation unfolded on the opposite side of the world in the Arctic Circle. This is not surprising as we know that global warming is a global issue and all areas of the Earth are affected.
Temperatures of 48 degrees Celsius were measured by satellites in Verkhozhansk, Yakutia, Eastern Siberia. Copernicus Sentinel of the European Space Agency. Other ground temperatures in the area included 43 degrees Celsius in Govorovo and 37 degrees Celsius in Saskyla, which had the highest temperatures since 1936. It is important to note that temperatures were measured on the ground and not in the air. The air temperature in Verkhozhansk was 30 degrees Celsius.
But the ground temperature, which is so high is still a bad sign. These temperatures permeate the permafrost, the region's permanently frozen soil, which traps greenhouse gases and on which much of the eastern part is built. Ρωσίας. As permafrost thaws, the methane it contains back into the atmosphere is released, causing gaps on Earth.
In addition to the harmful effects of most greenhouse gases on the atmosphere, melting ice destabilizes Siberian soil, destroys building foundations, and causes landslides. It also exposes the frozen fossils of many Ice Age mammals, which means paleontologists must work quickly to study species that flourished when the planet was much colder.
The same area also suffered from a heat wave that led to a very non-Siberian air temperature gauge of 38 degrees Celsius just a year ago. It is the highest temperature ever recorded in the area. However, high temperatures in the region are becoming more common, indicating that climate change is increasingly affecting the icy regions of the region. planet.