Abnormally high temperature in Svalbard broke new record

According to scientific studies, global warming in the Arctic is happening twice as fast as for

the rest of the planet.

The archipelago recorded a temperature of 21.2° C during the day, just below 21.3 ° C - this figure was recorded in 1979. However, in the late afternoon, around 6:00 pm local time, 21.7 ° C was recorded, setting a new all-time record.

The group of islands dominated by Svalbard, the only inhabited island in northern Norway, lies 1,000 kilometers from the North Pole.

On the islands of Svalbard are usually observed andtemperatures of 5-8 ° C are expected this time of year. Temperatures in the region have risen five degrees above normal since January, peaking at 38 degrees in Siberia in mid-July, just above the Arctic Circle.

According to a recent report, Climate in Svalbard 2100, average temperatures across the archipelago will rise by 7-10 degrees between 2070 and 2100 due to levels of greenhouse gas emissions.

The changes are already visible. There were three to five degrees of warming between 1971 and 2017, according to the report, with the largest increases in winter.

Svalbard, famous for its white populationbears, is located both a coal mine, coal from which has the strongest effect on global warming of any energy source, and a vault for the seeds of the "end of the world", which since 2008 has collected reserves of the world's agricultural crop in the event of a global disaster.

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