Meteorologists have observed another indication global warming being full swing. Temperatures in the Arctic Circle hit an all-time record Saturday, the mercury topping 38º Celsius in the Siberian town of Verkhoyansk. The town currently holds the Guinness World Record the greatest temperature range Earth. It fluctuates from a low of minus 68ºC to a high of 37.3ºC. The record heat is 18 degrees higher than the daily average June. The Arctic Circle has been experiencing a heatwave much of this year. Temperatures have averaged 10 degrees normal. This is ringing alarm bells with climatologists, who say the Arctic Circle is warming twice the rate of the global average.
Atmosphere scientist Professor Dann Mitchell expressed his concern rising temperatures. He told the BBC: "Year-on-year temperature records are being broken the world, but the Arctic is warming faster than anywhere else Earth, so it is unsurprising to see records being broken this region. We will see more this in the near future." Professor Chris Rapley of University College London said: "This is a warning message the Earth itself. We ignore it our peril." Scientists say higher temperatures Siberia could accelerate global warming. Melting Siberian permafrost is releasing alarming levels the greenhouse gasses carbon dioxide and methane the atmosphere.