Siberian Heat Drives Arctic Ice Extent to Record Low for Early July

by Gloria Dickie / Mongabay The record-setting heat wave that swept through Arctic Siberia in June has yielded a wide-range of deleterious effects in the expansive polar and sub-polar region, triggering raging wildfires, thawing permafrost, and now, spurring the rapid melt-out of Arctic sea ice. Last month, Siberian temperatures spiked, reaching a record average more […]