NBC News: U.N. warns of 'global repercussions' amid arctic heatwave
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Temperatures in Siberia, Russia, which is apart of the arctic circle, is experiencing a heatwave that 18F above the average of the past month. This has led to rapid ice melt and fires across the coast:
The Arctic is heating more than twice as fast as the global average, impacting local populations and ecosystems and with global repercussions," World Meteorological Organization secretary-general Petteri Taalas said in a statement.
According to Petteri Taalas, this could also have lasting changes that impact the rest of the world:
He noted that Earth's poles influence weather conditions far away, where hundreds of millions of people live.
With a record breaking 100.4F degrees, the coldest parts of Russia are now experiencing incredibly high temperatures -- leading the possibility of devastating outcomes in the near future.
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