Arctic warming : are record temperatures and fires arriving earlier than scientists predicted?

White, Chris (2020) Arctic warming : are record temperatures and fires arriving earlier than scientists predicted? The Conversation.

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    Abstract

    It was a grim record. On June 20 2020, the mercury reached 38°C in Verkhoyansk, Siberia – the hottest it’s ever been in the Arctic in recorded history. With the heatwaves came fire, and by the start of August around 600 individual fires were being detected every day. By early September, parts of the Siberian Arctic had been burning since the second week of June.