While the world was experiencing the hottest month of May, temperatures in Siberia were about 10 degrees above average. Scientists note that these abnormal temperatures began in January and have continued since then.
While the European Union’s climate monitoring network, Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), said that the hottest mines in the world are experiencing, the temperatures in Siberia, which has the largest frozen land mass in the world, are 10 degrees above the average. According to C3S, most of Siberia has been unusually hot for months. Freja Vamborg, a scientist from C3S, noted that anomalies began in January and persistently persist.
Scientists, who determined that the temperature in the parts of Ob and Yenisei rivers was almost 10 degrees above the average of 1981-2010, added that there were record-breaking ice frosts. The tial layer melting is thought to have caused 21,000 tonnes of diesel fuel to pollute a river near Norilsk due to the collapse of a fuel tank 800 kilometers north.
We are 1.3 degrees above the pre-industrial era:
Globally, the Earth’s average surface temperature was about 1.3 degrees above pre-industrial levels for 12 months until May 2020. Under the Paris Agreement, nearly 200 countries signed the decision to limit the increase of the surface temperature of the Earth to below 2 degrees or 1.5 degrees if possible.
The temperature wave in certain regions of Siberia and Alaska created a special alarm situation in areas exposed to large forest fires last year due to record temperatures. The Copernicus network also warned that the ‘zombie’ flames buried underground could revive.
Globally, last May brought temperatures 0.63 degrees higher than the average for May recorded from 1981 to 2010. Average temperatures were exceeded in Alaska, Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Antarctica. Lower temperatures than average temperatures were detected in some regions in Europe (from the Balkans to Scandinavia), Australia, South Asia and the East US. The past five years went down in history as the hottest recorded years. In the arctic region, there has been a warming above 2 degrees since the middle of the 19th century.