Mar 30, 2017

The Arctic Is Warm Again Because Of Course It Is

Arctic
by
Brian Kahn
,
Climate Central
Arctic heat. Cerdit: ClimateReanalyzer.org
Arctic heat. Cerdit: ClimateReanalyzer.org

It’s the story that’s starting to write itself. Incredibly mild air is surging into the Arctic again, cranking up the heat as melt season gets underway.

Mild weather has been the norm for the region month after month for awhile now. But while these stories have become an almost monthly fixture, make no mistake. It is extremely abnormal for the Arctic — or any other part of the world for that matter — to be repeatedly blitzed by temperatures this far above normal and the impacts are reshaping the region.