Another one for my growing collection of climate change heat records --> WaPo: Red-hot planet: All-time heat records have been set all over the world during the past week (via Fefe)
Large areas of heat pressure or heat domes scattered around the hemisphere led to the sweltering temperatures. […] In Northern Siberia, along the coast of the Arctic Ocean – where weather observations are scarce – model analyses showed temperatures soaring 40 degrees above normal on July 5, to over 90 degrees. “It is absolutely incredible and really one of the most intense heat events I’ve ever seen for so far north,” wrote meteorologist Nick Humphrey, who offers more detail on this extraordinary high-latitude hot spell on his blog.
No single record, in isolation, can be attributed to global warming. But collectively, these heat records are consistent with the kind of extremes we expect to see increase in a warming world.