If you need more reason to be alarmed, here it is.
By David Icke Turner
We are barely a few weeks into summer and it is a hot one. The Arctic Circle, Siberia, and much of Northern Europe are seeing record high temperatures; some higher than in recorded history. Siberia has experienced brutal heat this weekend. According to CBS, The rural town of Verkhoyansk (67.5°N latitude) peaked at 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit– a whopping 32 degrees above the normal highs. Scientists are worried that this is the hottest temperature ever recorded north of the Arctic Circle.
But it is not only the Arctic Circle that has seen sweltering conditions. Europe and the Northern Hemisphere continued to see record high temperatures as a result of a comprehensive global increase.
100 degrees fahrenheit inside the Arctic Circle is a rarity. In 1915, Prospect Creek, Alaska, a town not nearly as far north as Verkhoyansk, reportedly reached near 100 degrees.
“It’s no surprise that records keep getting broken because we know that fossil-fuel emissions are driving the long-term trends and we are still adding to atmospheric CO2 – even with the pandemic.”NASA climate scientist Gavin Schmidt
These unseasonable record highs are reportedly a confluence of both natural weather patterns and climate change induced by our species. Normal weather patterns paired with trapped greenhouse gases from fossil fuels have caused increasingly higher summer temperatures globally for now 3 years. To make matters worse, the Arctic is getting warmer at double the rate of the rest of the globe. Referred to by researchers as ‘Arctic Amplification’, this phenomena is contributing to the rapid decline of sea ice formations. In the past 40 years, sea ice has been reduced by 50% as a result of global warming and climate change. The good news is that there is scientific consensus on how to best address these climate conditions: stop burning fossil fuels at ever increasing rates and develop alternative energy supplies. The bad news is that nobody seems to be listening.