11 jul. 2015

Massive Heat Dome Threatens Arctic

Despite the retreat of Arctic sea ice not being as pronounced so far this summer as it has been in previous years, a massive heat wave is forecast to move over the Arctic soon, threatening to hasten this season's ice melt.

According to emerging threats expert and sea ice analyst Robertscribbler, a combination of the heat from this year's building El Niño being carried further north by the circumpolar jetstream, and a high-pressure system building over Greenland, are forecast to provide higher than normal temperatures, threatening to increase the rate of sea ice melt in the north.

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