Climate concerns as Siberia experiences record-breaking heat

Heat wave sparks concerns about devastating wildfire season and melting permafrost.

5/30/2020 5:00:00 AM

One of the coldest regions on Earth has been experiencing a record-breaking heat wave in recent weeks amid growing fears about devastating wildfires and melting permafrost.

Heat wave sparks concerns about devastating wildfire season and melting permafrost.

. But the situation in the Arctic is even more stark with the region warming at over three times the global average.Much of the Arctic region is covered by permafrost — carbon rich soil that should remain frozen throughout the year — and rapid warming is causing it to melt, said Thomas Smith, an assistant professor of environmental geography at the London School of Economics.

South Carolina reports 20.7% positivity rate from new coronavirus tests Colleges Face Rising Revolt by Professors `Huge bummer': July Fourth will test Americans' discipline

Permafrost, he said, stores vast amounts of carbon, which means that when it melts, planet-warming greenhouse gasses are emitted.“That can further drive climate change and global warming,” he said.A satellite image showing wildfires in the Novosibirsk Region, south Siberia on April 27.

NASA“The second problem is that if the land is thawed out, and if it dries out with these high temperatures, then that soil is actually available to burn as a fuel for a fire,” he added.These fires that emit greenhouse gases can smolder for weeks or months, “even when it has rained,” Smith said.

The unusual heat has also disrupted a number of natural cycles, according to the, with river ice breaking, blooms coming earlier and insects emerging earlier than normal.While temperatures in the region have temporarily dropped, the heat is forecast to return next week.

Luke DenneLuke Denne is a producer for NBC News based in London. Read more: NBC News »

Well, it's a distraction story anyway. 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♀️ That's what I like about news on these nerdy 'global warming' stuff, it's different. You know what else is different?.....I found a beetle stuck on it's back this morning! It's little legs were moving around like crazy. 😄 nbcnews challenge: Try to write a headline without using the word ‘fear’. feedthesheep

Nothing to see here according to oil company paid scientists! of course, our 🌎 Planet is hurt 😢😢😢😢 Can you say 'Global warming'? Ohhh, back to global warming now. Next stop on the clown circus? Donald Trump or Russia? It's from the fires dumb as Democrats are setting in American cities...... Horsepucky....lots and lots of horsepucky.

realDonaldTrump what did you do now ?

Heat wave scorches parts of U.S. and India; Siberia experiences record high temperaturesThe heatwave in Siberia raises major concerns over devastating wildfires breaking out this summer as climate change accelerates permafrost melt in much of the Arctic region. Yay... liberals: GLOBAL WARMING! “Record high heat” lol these liberal “journalists” who say they believe in science think the worlds temperature should be the same everyday all the time around the world. Siberian glaciers disappearing faster than Amy Klobuchar's VP chances

Vandalism during heated L.A. protest over George Floyd death sparks concern from policeDemonstrators blocked the 101 Freeway, vandalized two CHP cruisers and spray-painted graffiti on LAPD headquarters. LAPD murders innocent people, they should be concerned. That's the only way to be heard. This will stop the day they stop killing people just for their skin color Perhaps police can stop killing folks? How about giving that a try?

Gabrielle Union Detailed the Ways 'America's Got Talent' Was 'Toxic'Gabrielle Union alleged that she was fired from America's Got Talent after raising concerns about racism on set, and spoke to Variety about her experience.

Best Album Cover of the WeekArtwork can&39;t make or break an album, but when the visuals match the mood of the music, cover art can truly take the experience to the next level. ladygaga what, it should be the entire 2020 gngcutie ladygaga ok ladygaga perry stream rain on me and sour candy

Very Good Dog Sniffs Out Record-Breaking Black TruffleThe trainee named Poppy found a two-pound whopper—worth around $1000—on a Tasmanian farm. please turn off your scheduled marketing tweets! they come across as tone deaf right now. Good dog I have to say the picture looks like the marbling on a beautiful steak

Here’s How Low-Budget Horror Film ‘The Wretched’ Is Breaking Box Office RecordsIndie horror film “The Wretched” is inching toward a milestone, eyeing the top spot on box office charts for the fifth weekend in a row. It’s a rare feat that hasn’t been ac… PierceBrett this is awesome 👏🏼👏🏼 AzieTesfai oh my god yess!! The drive-in is a long lost treasure