Earth’s poles facing extreme heat flashes as high as 70 degrees fahrenheit
By: Destiny Mouawad, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint
Earth’s North and South poles have been facing an alarming surge in temperature as Antarctica has seen heat flashes of more than 70 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) along with the Arctic facing heat flashes of more than 50 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius).
This “climate calamity” continues to highlight the effect of human’s behavior and its negative effects on Earth’s climates and environments.
Director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, Michael Mann, has noted that the recent surges exceed their projected ideas concerning climate change and has driven “…the urgency of action…”. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change had met last year and warned of the polar ice caps melting at continuous rates whereby a third of all the ice could be melted by 2100.
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