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Arctic has warmest winter on record: ‘Never seen anything like this’

Associated Press via The Guardian:

The land weather station closest to the North Pole, at the tip of Greenland, spent more than 60 hours above freezing in February. Before this year, scientists had seen the temperature there rise above freezing in February only twice before, and then extremely briefly. Last month’s record-high temperatures have been more like those typical of May, said Ruth Mottram, a climate scientist at the Danish Meteorological Institute.

Of nearly three dozen different Arctic weather stations, 15 of them were at least 10F (5.6C) above normal for the winter.

More:

North Pole thaws mid-winter as temperatures smash records in the Arctic – CBC

Greenland Is Melting

Outside Magazine:

Filmmaker Jason van Bruggen and his team from Dot Dot Dash spent May in Greenland at the Swiss Camp Polar Research station with Dr. Konrad Steffen from Switzerland’s WSL research institute to investigate our changing climate. Dr. Steffen urges audiences to consider the role that they have to play in the solution. “I think that there is some kind of a myth where we need the scientists to solve this problem,” he says, “but it is the community, together with the scientists, that have to solve the problem.”

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