Arctic Heatwave off the charts 🌞

In der Arktis ist es derzeit so warm (oder eher: nicht kalt), die Messergebnisse des National Snow and Ice Data Center passen nicht mehr in ihre Graphen.

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A recently updated graph by the National Snow and Ice Data Center’s Andrew Slater shows just how freakishly warm it’s been in what is ostensibly one of the coldest regions of our planet. From the start of the year, degree days below freezing in the Arctic have been at the lowest levels record keeping began in 1980. In other words, the Arctic is melting, fast and early. As Slate meteorologist Eric Holthaus noted on Twitter, we’re now, quite literally, off the charts.