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Sun May 24, 2020, 09:14 AM

Temps In Siberia Pushing 40F Above Normal; Kara Sea Ice Collapses, 1.5 Million Acres Already Burned

Siberia is experiencing record high temperatures that are nearly 40 degrees Fahrenheit above average. To put things in perspective, The Washington Post writes that some areas are hotter than Washington right now. Snow cover is disappearing, sea ice is melting, and in 2020 fashion, we now have “zombie blazes” — really intense fires that are raging.




Just to show you how hot it’s been in some areas of Siberia, several stations in North Central Siberia recorded temperatures that climbed well into the 80s. That is south Louisiana temperatures. Khantanga, a town that is located north of the Arctic Circle, recorded 78 degrees Fahrenheit on Friday. The normal temperature is 32 degrees.



Regarding those zombie fires, Russian officials are expecting that the summer will be the hottest the region has ever seen. They think there will be an unusually destructive fire season — last year, the fires burned 7 million acres of Siberian forests. So far this year, 1.5 million acres have burned.

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https://cleantechnica.com/2020/05/23/siberia-is-experiencing-record-highs-40-degrees-above-average/


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hatrack May 24 OP
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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 09:48 AM

1. all about the methane release now and that driving force

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 12:56 PM

2. I'm my humble opinion, We are passed the tipping point.

The single biggest thing we as individuals can do is to go to a plant based diet. Might be too late for that.

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Response to MLAA (Reply #2)

Sun May 24, 2020, 04:31 PM

3. The biggest single thing we can do is to not have kids.

But it's too late for that as well.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/12/want-to-fight-climate-change-have-fewer-children

I used to think that the only thing that could reduce CO2 enough to matter would be a global economic collapse. Maybe it's not too late for that.

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Response to Another Jackalope (Reply #3)

Mon May 25, 2020, 10:18 PM

4. You are right.

I chose not to have kids, but that was 25 years ago. Today, I find it shocking people are still having kids. Who would want their kids to suffer so much?

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