If you head to the Arctic this summer, don’t forget your sunscreen and shorts. According to the European Union’s Copernicus program, Verkhoyansk, a Siberian city in the Arctic Circle, was detected at 48 degrees Celsius (116 degrees Fahrenheit) this month, with two more months to go. Copernicus Sentinel-3A and Sentinel-3B satellites took the temperature far away on June 20, 2021, the Copernicus program noted that Siberia, especially the Sakha Republic, is experiencing a steady heatwave exceeding ground temperatures above 35. C (95 ° F) across the region, including 43 degrees Celsius (109.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in Govorovo and 37 degrees Celsius (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in Saskatchewan.
It is important to highlight that ground surface temperature is not ground level air temperature and ground surface temperature can often be significantly higher than air temperature, this is the ideal way to measure temperature. Imagine that you are on a beach on a summer day: the sand under your feet is feeling significantly warmer than the air around your head. Nevertheless, the constant warming that is currently taking place on the northern tip of the planet should not be underestimated. As the climate crisis deepens, the Arctic is warming faster than anywhere else in the world. Some environmental scientists have argued that rapid changes in the Arctic are forcing the region to turn into a completely different climate.
With this change, heat waves and record-breaking temperatures over the past weekend are becoming increasingly common in some parts of the Arctic Circle, especially in Siberia. In June 2020, the city of Verkhoyansk broke the temperature record after the air temperature reached 36 degrees Celsius (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit). The study (published in the Journal of Human Vaccines and Immunotherapy) was conducted at BJ Medical College, Pune where it looked at 548 participants aged 1 to 17 years. These were divided into two groups – those who tested positive for COVD-19 (based on that) RT-PCR test) and those who did not. All participants received the oral polio vaccine, but all but one received the bacillus Calmette Guerin vaccine.
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