Insane Weather? Climate Change Makes North Pole Warmer by 36 Degrees, Siberia Getting Colder
As winter comes, Earth's climate is getting weirder. Reports show that North Pole's temperature is getting hotter by a dramatic 36 degrees while Siberia gets an extremely cold weather -- all because of climate change.
According to information from the International Arctic Buoy Programme, data from five different buoys near the North Pole reveals that the temperature between 86 and 89 degrees north latitude has reached from 0 to 1.2 degrees Celsius on Nov. 15. Experts say that the increase in temperature means that warm air has swoooped in the Arctic.
In fact, Zack Labe, a PhD student and climate researcher from the University of California, Irvine, tweeted a graph that showed how the mean temperature in the Arctic has not fallen since mid-October and has surprisingly risen come mid-November.
— Zack Labe (@ZLabe) November 16, 2016
"Warm air has flooded the Arctic from both the Pacific and Atlantic in response to a large North Pacific Low and anomalous Eurasian ridge," Labe told The Weather Channel. "While there is large variability in the Arctic, the current low sea ice is likely a combination of continued Arctic amplification (climate warming) and natural variability from this anomalous pattern."
While the North Pole is experiencing a hotter winter, The Washington Report notes that Siberia is shivering. Reports say that temperature in Siberia for the past weeks has dropped dramatically by up to 60 degrees below normal.
Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, has experienced -17.8 degrees Celsius with the warmest at only 28 degrees Fahrenheit. The extreme cold weather this week has forced schools in the area to close down.
Judah Cohen, a forecaster at Atmospheric and Environmental Research, described the cold as being "pretty incredible," "even by Siberian standards."