Meteorologist Kristen gislefoss said temperatures of 21.2 degrees Celsius were recorded in the swaba islands for two consecutive days, slightly lower than the 21.3 degrees Celsius recorded in 1979. However, around 6 p.m. local time, the weather station recorded 21.7 degrees Celsius, a record high.
According to scientific research, the rate of global warming in the Arctic Circle is twice that of the rest of the earths surface. The swaba archipelago is 1000 kilometers away from the North Pole. Spitsbergen, the largest island, is the only inhabited island in the archipelago.
The heat wave is expected to continue until the 27th, and the temperature is much higher than the average temperature in July, the hottest month in the Arctic circle. The temperature in the swaba islands during this period of the year is usually between 5 and 8 degrees Celsius.
The temperature of swaba islands has been 5 u2103 higher than normal since January, and the temperature in Siberia, which is close to the polar circle, soared to 38 u2103 in mid July.
Photo: as the global warming crisis intensifies, polar bears are undoubtedly one of the most threatened species.
In February 2019, the Norwegian Climate Research Center said that since the early 1970s, the average temperature of the swaba islands has jumped 3-5 degrees Celsius. If global greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, the temperature is expected to rise by 10 degrees Celsius by 2100.
The center added that rising temperatures could thaw the frozen soil that supports many buildings, roads and airports, and could trigger more avalanches and landslides.
According to the report, there is a coal mine on the swaba archipelago, which is famous for its habitat of polar bears. It excavates the coal mine that will contribute most to global warming among all the energy sources. There is also a seed bank to prepare for the end of the world. Since 2008, it has collected and stored the worlds crops in case of a global catastrophe.
Source: Wang Fengzhi, editor in charge of China News Network_ NT2541