The North Pole is an insane 36 degrees warmer than normal as winter descends
At the same time, one of the key indicators of the state of the Arctic — the extent of sea ice covering the polar ocean — is at a record low. The ice is freezing up again, as it always does this time of year after reaching its September low, but it isn’t doing so as rapidly as usual.
In fact, the ice’s area is even lower than it was during the record-low 2012:
The Arctic is super-hot, even as a vast area of cold polar air has been displaced over Siberia.
36° F, ça fait 20° C, c’est en trop sur l’Arctique et en trop bas sur la Sibérie…
Et sur l’Arctique, ça évolue dans le mauvais sens…
Complètement #dingue, en effet.