The Hill discusses the historic significance of recent warming in Siberia.
Climate researcher Zachary Labe told Hill.TV in a new interview that recent warm temperatures in Siberia are an “extreme event” in their persistence.
Labe, a postdoctoral researcher at Colorado State University, said a persistent weather pattern has lingered over Siberia the past six months, driving up temperatures to well above average.
“Temperatures have been nearly 10 degrees above average for the last six months over this area, which is really extreme when you consider that averages over this six month period,” Labe said.
He noted that this weather system has led to rapidly melting sea ice, wildfires, and the hottest temperature ever recorded above the Arctic Circle: 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.