The UN has validated a record high in Arctic temperature, at 38 degrees Celsius, or 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, measured during a prolonged Siberian heatwave in 2020.
More than a third of the world’s nations “urgently need help” to build up resilience if their economies are to withstand the effects of global warming.
Scientists have estimated that the ice sheet melt in Greenland will increase global sea levels by three to 23 centimetres by the next century.
The United Nations climate science report said that heatwaves, droughts, and torrential rains are only set to become more frequent and extreme as the earth warms further.
This year’s fires have torn through 4.2 million hectares of Yakutia’s swampy coniferous taiga, sending enormous plumes of smoke as far as the North Pole.
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