“With everything going on in the world right now, the dual polar climate disasters of 2022 should be the top story.” – Prof. Eliot Jacobson
The term ‘unprecedented’ has become the new norm, but this sets an incredible new benchmark for the world, one that barely made a passing blip in the news. Record temperature highs were set on the same day at both ends of the planet, with temperatures between 30 – 40C above average. The mapped image from Climate Reanalyzer tells the story.
Strong winds from Australia appear to have been a factor in the Eastern Antarctic warming over Vostok, resulting in an atmospheric river. A similar effect is in play in the Northern Hemisphere: