The extreme event continues to unfold in the high #Arctic today in response to a surge of moisture and "warmth"— Zack Labe (@ZLabe) February 25, 2018
2018 is well exceeding previous years (thin lines) for the month of February. 2018 is the red line. Average temperature is in white (https://t.co/kO5ufUWrKq) pic.twitter.com/cLeMxSxvWo
Scientists are waiting to see how much this heat wave will affect sea ice. The winter sea ice maximum extent has been shrinking and has hit record lows each of the past three years. Sea ice is already at record lows or near-record lows in several areas of the Arctic. pic.twitter.com/CKAsbkMjXQ— NASA Earth (@NASAEarth) February 28, 2018
If this doesn't scare the shit out of you - it should.
It was above 90°F north of the Arctic Circle yesterday in northern Finland -- more than 30F warmer than a normal mid-July day.— Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) July 19, 2018
We are rapidly changing the Earth's climate, and the Arctic is the most rapidly changing place on the planet. https://t.co/5OcORdGuLB