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
Death Valley, the hottest location in the nation and the world, just had its hottest month ever recorded - for the second straight year. 21 days w/ highs 120+. Palm Springs, Calif. and Reno, Nev. also had their hottest month ever observed. Details: https://t.co/CViZEdBXIU— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) August 1, 2018