38 degrees in Siberia
And more than 6000 forest fires in recent weeks
In Verkhovyansk, a place in Yakutia, the temperature of cement today is 38° degrees.
Up to 34 degrees in Siberia
Normally there are temperatures up to 12 degrees in this season.
Arctic heat fires
Heat fires in the Arctic. More and more of the climate-damaging methane is being released. Parts of the earth that until recently were classified as non-combustible are now in flames.
Heat wave at the Arctic Circle, Siberia
Ocean currents transport heat to the poles, the polar ice melts and the earth heats up even more because the reflective effect of the polar ice decreases. Not only now it is too warm in the polar circle, also the winter and spring 2020 were much too warm.
The thawing permafrost soil in Siberia poses many risks
In May, temperatures in Siberia reached up to 35 degrees
Viruses and bacteria thaw with the permafrostbiden and could be released to bring back old diseases that have long been considered to be extinct. In addition, a great deal of methane is released, which further accelerates global warming. .
This May was the warmest in the world since records began
According to data from the Copernicus Earth Observation Programme
These records started in 1979, and in parts of Siberia it was even 10 degrees warmer. It was much warmer in Alaska and Antarctica. The CO2 concentration also reports new records, at the Zugspitze 418 ppm in March 2020, which is 3 ppm more than in March 2019.
Oil spill in Russia
Last change: Isolde Moussot 05.06.2020
21,000 tons of oil ran into a river. The causes are still being investigated. Update: The reason for oil spills is the thawing of the permafrost soil. A lintel of the oil tank has given way because of the softened soil.
25 degrees at the polar circle and danger of frost in Germany
The warm air from Spain reaches the Arctic Circle. To compensate, cold air from the Arctic Circle comes to Germany and causes the danger of frost at Whitsun.
30 degrees in Siberia
May 2020 is 10 degrees warmer than average in Siberia
The drought causes devastating forest fires and the permafrost soil thaws. Both exacerbate the climate crisis.
Alarming effects of the heat wave in the Antarctic in February 2020
Eagle Island, Antarktis
NASA has published images where you can see how the ice on Eagle Island in Antarctica has retreated within only 9 days during the Heatwave in February 2020 with temperatures up to 18.3 degrees. Even lakes full of melt water can be seen.
Ungewöhnlich warmer Februar in der Antarktis
Von Anfrang bis Mitte Februar war es ungewöhnlich warm in der Antarktis. Es gab Temperaturen bis zu 18,3 Grad.. In dieser Zeit ist mehr als 1 Meter Eis geschmolzen, wurde an einer Stelle gemessen.
Temperature in Antarctica rises above 20 degrees for the first time
On Seymour Island the temperature on 9.2.2020 was 20.75 degrees Celsius.