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Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Siberia is burning up

Siberia is burning up: Parts of the Arctic are “on fire” after the Russian Arctic town of Verkhoyansk hit a record temperature of 38°C in what scientists are saying is a warning sign of massive proportions, according to the Associated Press. “The Arctic is figuratively and literally on fire — it’s warming much faster than we thought it would in response to rising levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and this warming is leading to a rapid meltdown and increase in wildfires,” said climate scientist and University of Michigan environmental school dean Jonathan Overpeck.

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