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First half of 2020 warmest 6 months since records began in Russia, home to world's coldest inhabited places

Added 07-04-20 09:37:06am EST - “As global warming accelerates, temperature records are being broken every year. In Russia, the period from January to June this year was the warmest six-month spell since meteorological observations began.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “First half of 2020 warmest 6 months since records began in Russia, home to world’s coldest inhabited places”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“It turns out that the average temperature in Russia, for six months of 2020, is the highest in 130 years of meteorology, for the entire period of instrumental observations since 1891,” Roman Vilfand, scientific director of the national Hydrometeorological Center, said.

In January, the temperature was, on average, 10-11 degrees Celsius higher than normal. Last month, Vilfand noted that Russia had seen more than 240 broken weather records in the first half of the year.

On June 20, Russia’s climate change woes made international headlines when the small town of Verkhoyansk in Siberia experienced the highest temperature ever detected within the Arctic Circle – 38 degrees Celsius.

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