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The UN validates a new heat record recorded in the Arctic

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OMM, an agency ofUN, which sounds the alarm on the changes undergone by our climate “,” text “:” This new arctic record is one of these observations reported in the archives of weather and climate extremes of the WMO, a UN agency, which sounds the alarm on the changes undergone by our climate “}}”>This new arctic record is one of those observations reported in the archives of weather and climate extremes of theWorld Meteorological Organization, an agency ofUnited Nations Organization, which sounds the alarm on the changes undergone by our climate, underlined the secretary general of this agency ofUnited Nations Organization, Petteri Taalas, noting that the same year Antarctica also experienced a record high of 18.3 ° C.

Verkhoyansk is about 115 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle and temperatures have been measured there since 1885.

This region of eastern Siberia experiences a very dry continental climate, which results in very cold winters and very hot summers.

This survey highlights rising temperatures in a region that is important to the rest of the world from a climate point of view and it is therefore important to monitor it constantly, underlined Randall Cerveny, the rapporteur of theWorld Meteorological Organization on climatic and meteorological extremes.

The investigatorsWorld Meteorological Organization try to verify a temperature of 54.4 ° C recorded in 2020 and 2021 in the hottest place on earth, Death Valley in California, and also approve a new European heat record of 48.8 ° C reached in Sicily this summer, said Mr. Taalas.

Drawing conclusions from the fact that the Arctic is one of the regions with the fastest rising temperatures, theWorld Meteorological Organization has created a new category, that of the highest temperature for anything on or north of the Arctic Circle.

The group of experts responsible for approving these records examines the validity of the instruments used for the measurement as well as their consistency with current meteorology.

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