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Record-breaking temperature in Alaska

According to official data, for the first time since measurements are recorded, temperature at Anchorage’s Ted Stevens International Airport has hit 90 degrees Fahrenheit, that is 32.2 degrees Celsius.

The US National Weather Service (NWS) has reported that on 4 July, the mean daily temperature at Anchorage was 18.3 degrees. According to the researchers, a number of historic records were broken on that day.

The exceptionally warm temperatures are caused by a “giant ridge of high pressure sitting right over us,”

meteorologist Bill Ludwig of the NWS told Anchorage Daily News.

According to scientists, Alaska’s rate of warming is twice the global average. “From 1901 to 2016, average temperatures in the mainland United States increased by 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit [1 °C], whereas in Alaska they increased by 4.7 degrees [2.6 °C],” Rick Thoman, a climate specialist at the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAPsaid in April.

Ted Stevens International Airport at Anchorage, from a bird’s eye view Photo: Shutterstock
Further information: Anchorage Daily News

Icelandic glacier to be remembered by monument

A monument is to be erected to honour the glacier that was first lost to global warming in Iceland. The plaque will feature a note to future generations, as well.

The brutal price of air conditioning

According to the 2018 global report of the International Energy Agency, demand for air conditioning will triple by 2050, which will increase electricity consumption and carbon dioxide emissions and thereby accelerate the rate of global warming.

Terrible damage to aquatic ecosystems

The situation is worse than we thought – not only in the case of coral reefs, but also in freshwater fish populations.

Warming will claim many lives

Scientists have studied mortality data in 27 Chinese cities with high population densities to get an accurate estimate of the effect that global warming of 2 instead of 1.5 degrees Celsius would have on the mortality rate.

Climate change is destroying hundreds of reindeer

Scientists at the Norwegian Polar Institute have found an unprecedented reduction in Svalbard’s population of reindeer in 2019.

Want to find out how much your city will heat up?

An amazing interactive map produced by the BBC allows us to check temperatures projected for 2100 around the globe.

Lake found at 3400 metres in the Alps

Alpinist Bryan Mestre took an astonishing photo at the end of June, showing a lake in the French Alps that was probably created due to the heat wave that swept Europe.

Over 28 thousand species threatened with extinction

28,338 species on the planet are threatened with extinction according to the latest red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Astonishing record from beyond the Arctic Circle

The absolute temperature record was broken at one of Canada’s northernmost weather stations: 21 degrees Celsius was measured in Nunavut District beyond the Arctic Circle.

July set to be the hottest month ever recorded

According to data from NASA, this year’s was the hottest ever month of June, and July is well on the way to setting the record for the hottest month ever.

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