The temperatures in the Arctic could reach 30 degrees higher than the yearly average during a two-month spell of record high temperatures and low sea ice cover.
While climates all over the world have been affected by global warming the Arctic seems to have been hit the hardest.
Jeremy Mathis, the director of NOAA’s Arctic Research Program spoke out about it earlier this month.
“People have been talking about the Arctic for years now…his year we have really seen the deepening of the change signal in the Arctic. The Arctic has shown a clear, stronger and more pronounced signal of persistent warming.”
Warmer weather in the Arctic not only disrupts life for the people who live in the region but it also the previously frozen ground which releases more greenhouse gasses that then lead to an even more warming.