This year’s summer is the warmest ever recorded on Svalbard. Since 1997, the average summer temperatures on Svalbard have always been above normal.
This year’s summer has been extreme, but the temperature increase on Svalbard has been marked over the past 30 years, and is completely different from the previous 90 years, says climate researcher Ketil Isaksen at the Meteorological Institute in a press release.
Since the 1990s, Isaksen has monitored the permafrost on Svalbard and monitored the warming.
Svalbard received systematic temperature measurements in 1899, and since then it has never been as hot as this year. The heat record was set on July 25 this year, when it was 21.7 degrees.
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