The highest temperature in history was recorded in the Svalbard archipelago in Norway, which is also home to the Apocalypse Depot. The data show that the north pole is one of the areas most affected by global warming.
Although global warming is a common problem of the whole world, the north pole, which hosts most of the glaciers in the world, is more affected by global warming than any other region in the world.
Because as the ice in the north pole melts, the Earth’s capacity to reflect the Sun’s rays decreases. However, since the seas in the poles are darker than the seas in the equatorial region, the Earth is absorbing sunlight more and more and the rate of heating of the poles is increasing accordingly.
According to the information provided by the local meteorological institute of Norway, the highest temperature level ever recorded was seen in the Svalbard archipelago of Longyearbyen. The Svalbard archipelago, which is only a thousand kilometers from the north pole, is one of the northernmost settlements in the world.
According to information reported by meteorologist Kristen Gislefoss, Svalbard recently saw a record temperature of 21.3 degrees Celsius, recorded in 1979, seeing 21.2 degrees Celsius. Soon after, the thermometers recorded the temperature of 21.7 degrees Celsius, recording the highest temperature seen in Svalbard.
Svalbard is also home to the Svalbard Global Seed Depot, or more popularly called the Doomsday Depot, created to continue life in a possible global disaster. The archipelago, which contains the warehouse with about 4 million different plant seeds, is now beginning to feel all the effects of global warming.
According to a recent report entitled ‘The Svalbard climate in 2100’, greenhouse gas emissions will increase by 7-10 degrees Celsius in the Svalbard archipelago by 2100. This means that the islands, which are only a thousand kilometers from the north pole, will reach temperatures close to those in İzmir.