A polar bear has been spotted in the vicinity of Norilsk in Russia's Krasnoyarsk region, the city's Civil Defense and Emergency Management Department said, according to the Russian state news agency TASS.

An unusually prolonged hot Siberian world is a “worrying sign”: a scientist

Surface temperatures in Siberia rose to 10 ° C (18 ° F) above average last month, making it Russia’s hottest region in May since registration began in 1979, according to research by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), which is European Commission program. C3S results showed that the warmest Siberian weather came while the world experienced its hottest temperatures in May.
Depending on For Martin Stendel, a climate scientist, the temperature deviation in northwestern Siberia last month would only happen once in 100,000 years if it weren’t for climate change.

But in Siberia, only May was not warmer than usual – the region has experienced periods of higher-than-average surface air temperatures throughout the winter and spring, with warmer temperatures especially than January, C3S found.

“It is undoubtedly a disturbing signal,” said Phrygia Vamburg, senior scientist at C3S.

Siberia tends to see significant temperature differences from month to month and year after year, and there were months in previous years when temperature anomalies were greater than what the region had experienced in the past six months, C3S reported. However, according to C3S, it is unusual to see warmer temperatures than average for several months in a row.

Last month was the hottest month of May, as the world approaches a dangerous threshold

Vamburg said that despite the global warming as a whole, the rise in temperatures does not happen evenly across the planet.

She said that West Siberia stands out as a region showing more warming trend with higher temperature differences.

Scientists say the Arctic region is getting warmer, on average, twice the speed of the rest of the planet as a result of global warming.
Russia’s state-run Hydrometeorological Center reported earlier this year that Russia had recorded its hottest winter in 140 years from the date of meteorology monitoring.

Effects of warmer temperatures

Really warm temperatures seem to have negative effects.

Earlier this month, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an emergency in the city of Norilsk, Siberia, after 20,000 tons of fuel spilled into a river near a power station.
Russia just experienced warm temperatures in the winter, leaving Moscow without snow

Nurinkle, the parent company of the energy company, said the storage tank establishment may have sunk due to permanent thawing, highlighting the increased risks of warming posed by arctic infrastructure and ecosystems, according to Russian news agency TASS.

“We can now assume … that due to the abnormally moderate temperatures in the summer that were recorded in past years, the permafrost could have melted and the columns under the platform could have sunk,” said Sergey Dyachenko, head of operations at Nurnickel. .

Sergei Verkhovets, project coordinator for the Arctic Branch of the WWF branch in Russia, said the accident had serious consequences.

“We will be seeing repercussions for years to come,” Verkhovets said. “We are talking about dead fish and contaminated feathers for birds and poisonous animals.”

Last year, forest fires destroyed the Arctic region at unprecedented levels, which resulted in the flow of megatons of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere, according to official Russian estimates.

Mary Eliushina and Friedrich Plettgen of CNN contributed to this article.

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