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Thu Jun 24, 2021, 05:03 AM

Siberia hits 118 degrees!!

Yikes!!!


It's not just the Western region of the US that's sweltering right now. Siberia in Russia is baking, and satellites are bearing witness to a brutal heat wave above the Arctic Circle. Copernicus Sentinel-3A and Sentinel-3B satellites captured a snapshot of land surface temperatures on June 20, and it was hot.

According to NASA, "Land surface temperature is how hot the 'surface' of the Earth would feel to the touch in a particular location." The Sentinel image shows a peak ground temperature of 118 degrees Fahrenheit (48 degrees Celsius) near Verkhojansk, a small town usually known for its extreme cold temperatures.

The World Meteorological Organization has been tracking the rise in temperatures around the world. "The most dramatic change is in the Arctic, which is warming more than twice as fast as the global average," the agency said Monday in a statement aimed at raising awareness of the urgency to act on the climate crisis.

https://www.cnet.com/news/surface-temperatures-in-siberia-heat-up-to-a-mind-boggling-118-degrees/

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Reply Siberia hits 118 degrees!! (Original post)
True Dough Jun 2021 OP
Goonch Jun 2021 #1
Hortensis Jun 2021 #22
trusty elf Jun 2021 #2
Jim__ Jun 2021 #3
Ligyron Jun 2021 #11
Act_of_Reparation Jun 2021 #14
ancianita Jun 2021 #25
Dukkha Jun 2021 #4
malaise Jun 2021 #5
MFM008 Jun 2021 #6
malaise Jun 2021 #8
Magoo48 Jun 2021 #23
Magoo48 Jun 2021 #24
Klaralven Jun 2021 #7
bronxiteforever Jun 2021 #9
onethatcares Jun 2021 #10
2naSalit Jun 2021 #12
Act_of_Reparation Jun 2021 #13
jaxexpat Jun 2021 #19
Duppers Jun 2021 #15
twodogsbarking Jun 2021 #16
SheilaAnn Jun 2021 #18
jaxexpat Jun 2021 #21
SheilaAnn Jun 2021 #27
Post removed Jun 2021 #28
SheilaAnn Jun 2021 #29
twodogsbarking Jun 2021 #30
hlthe2b Jun 2021 #32
Beastly Boy Jun 2021 #17
spike jones Jun 2021 #20
ancianita Jun 2021 #26
Buckeye_Democrat Jun 2021 #31
Poiuyt Jun 2021 #33

Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 05:17 AM

1. It's 118 degrees in the Arctic, which sure seems bad

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Response to Goonch (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 07:38 AM

22. !, for sure. Fwiw, it was 118 degrees peak ground temperature, not air.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 05:18 AM

2. We are so f*cked. nt

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 05:25 AM

3. Just a note: ground temperatures tend to be more extreme than air temperatures.

It's definitely hot, but we should be aware that 118 degrees is not the air temperature which is what usually gets reported.

From Geography

In contrast to surface temperature is air temperature, which is measured at a standard height of 1.2 m (4.0 ft) above the ground surface. Air temperature can be quite different from surface temperature. When you walk across a parking lot on a clear summer day, you will notice that the pavement is a lot hotter than the air against the upper part of your body. In general, air temperatures above a surface reflect the same trends as ground surface temperatures, but ground temperatures are likely to be more extreme.

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Response to Jim__ (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 06:37 AM

11. But don't those ground temperatures occur over permafrost

I mean, we’re talking about Sub Artic here.

More melt water isn’t helpful even if we find a few Ice Age mammals.

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Response to Jim__ (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 06:45 AM

14. Yeah, but when we're talking about pockets of hydrocarbons sealed beneath permafrost...

...high surface temperature is pretty damned concerning.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 08:12 AM

25. And methane, the largest pocket on Earth located on the floor of the Leptev Sea in the Arctic Ocean.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 05:50 AM

4. fiddling while the world burns

Another reminder to the anti-science dunces: denialism is not skepticism. You do not possess a divine knowledge that 97% of the science community is somehow not aware of.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 05:56 AM

5. I heard last night that the Pacific North West will break all temperature records this

weekend.
https://www.opb.org/article/2021/06/23/oregon-washington-weather-high-temperatures/

An “excessive heat watch” starts either Friday or Saturday depending on which part of the Pacific Northwest you live in and continues through Monday. The region will see high temperatures 20 to 30 degrees above normal at many locations, putting numerous daily, monthly and possible all-time high-temperature records in jeopardy.

In the Portland-Vancouver metro area and the Columbia River Gorge, high temperatures up to 108 degrees are possible, according to the National Weather Service.

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 06:00 AM

6. Yes

Today was our last nice day.
We have 104 for 2 days
Possibly.
No central air conditioner.
Im a nervous wreck.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 06:17 AM

8. Wow!

Our planet is getting hotter

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 07:57 AM

23. It's exasperating,

While all Republicans, as well as many of our Dems, fiddle-fuck around—our nation and our world are cementing in place an untenable future for our next generations. In essence, what we continue to say by our collective inaction on Climate Emergency is, “you all need to adapt. We love our status quo more than you. You are correct, malaise, the West is cooking.

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 07:59 AM

24. It's exasperating,

While all Republicans, as well as many of our Dems, fiddle-fuck around—our nation and our world are cementing in place an untenable future for our next generations. In essence, what we continue to say by our collective inaction on Climate Emergency is, “you all need to adapt. We love our status quo more than you. You are correct, malaise, the West is cooking.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 06:02 AM

7. It's about 1 degree north of the Arctic Circle, so 24 hours of sunlight

No night time, although the sun is pretty low in the North at midnight before it swings around to the East by mid-morning and the South at noon.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 06:20 AM

9. An article about 2020's heat wave in Siberia

“We have demonstrated the role of anthropogenically driven temperature changes in the recent period of prolonged Siberian heat that was exceptional at both the local and wider regional scales, bringing record-breaking 6-month and daily maximum temperatures that were virtually impossible in the pre-industrial climate. Furthermore, the natural environment and human infrastructure of the region is almost uniquely vulnerable to warming and is the source of hazards to local populations as well as to the global environment. The demonstrable anthropogenic role in these events presents us with a stark warning of the impacts of human influence on climate that are hard to ignore.”

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-021-03052-w

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 06:26 AM

10. oh well,

we've managed to mess this planet up pretty nicely.

Don't forget to buy a bunch of fireworks next week .

I'm at a loss for words as the planet burns and the oceans become trash pits,


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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 06:44 AM

12. I can see that...

Many of the fisheries around here will have to shut down before the end of July. If the water is too hot, they have to ban fishing, and we are over-run with fly fishing tourists these days.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 06:44 AM

13. So long, and thanks for all the fish!

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 07:27 AM

19. Spot on!

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 06:45 AM

15. And yet there are still deniers!! 😠

NYT has an article this morning:

Climate change [Global Warming] has plunged the Western U.S. into its worst drought in two decades. And a record-breaking heat wave only made things worse.

In Arizona and Nevada, it’s been so hot that doctors warned people they could get third-degree burns from the asphalt. Wildfires raged in Montana and Utah. Power grids in Texas strained as officials asked residents to limit appliance use to avoid blackouts.


More...

In Australia, Griffith said, a kilowatt-hour of energy generated by rooftop solar panels costs about a third of what it would from a U.S. power grid.

“We can make everyone’s energy future cheaper, but politics has to work with technology, which has to work with finance,” he said.
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Why do solar panels cost so much more in the U.S.?

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 07:00 AM

16. Florida?

Ba bye.

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Response to twodogsbarking (Reply #16)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 07:08 AM

18. It's 74 degrees in Florida right now and quite nice thank you very much...LOL. n/t

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Response to SheilaAnn (Reply #18)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 07:31 AM

21. I'm a blistering 76, myself.

Being between two oceans has an ameliorating effect, I think. A perfect, warm, moist blanket with the occasional tropical disaster.

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Response to jaxexpat (Reply #21)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 08:24 AM

27. Hahaha, very true. I'm on the east coast and only worry about the east. n/t

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Response to Post removed (Reply #28)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 08:37 AM

29. Wow, you're a real genius and snarky at the same time. n/t

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Response to SheilaAnn (Reply #29)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 08:40 AM

30. Your words.

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Response to SheilaAnn (Reply #29)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 11:35 AM

32. You state that you only care about the East coast and then call out someone else?

Incredible.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 07:02 AM

17. Damn, I was just about to buy a nice retirement condo in Siberia, but now

I am rethinking the whole idea. I don't like hot summers. Anyone selling land in Antarctica?

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 07:27 AM

20. The Ice Caps are Melting- Tiny Tim

[link:|

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 08:18 AM

26. The forces of Earth from Miami to the Arctic, squashing teh political fights in DC to nothing.

The forces of Earth being used as "look over there!" distractions while puny fascist humans rake in hoarded wealth from Earth and its inhabitants.

For unconscious grasshoppers it's future descendants be damned.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 08:46 AM

31. That's ground temp, not air temp.

I'm still surprised by it, though! Maybe 80+ F air temps there!

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 11:52 AM

33. Yes, but it's a dry heat

Actually, I have no idea. 118 is hot no matter what.

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