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Siberia’s record-breaking heat is a loud alarm bell on climate change

Siberia's record-breaking heat is a loud alarm bell on climate change

The extreme record-breaking heat that has baked Siberia for several months should serve as an “incredibly loud alarm bell” of the need to adapt to climate change, say researchers.

Thawing permafrost leading to the Norilsk oil spill – one of the worst in Russia’s history – “zombie fires” resurrected from blazes last year and dramatic levels of snowmelt are among the consequences.

The temperatures, while mostly still cold by the standards of someone living in London or New York, have been unprecedented. The Russian meteorological agency says the region has been the warmest...
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