Summer Heat Wave Hits Svalbard Archipelago, Far North Of The Arctic Circle
LONGYEARBYEN, NORWAY - JULY 31: In this aerial view from a drone water carves a winding channel down the surface of the melting Longyearbreen glacier during a summer heat wave on Svalbard archipelago on July 31, 2020 near Longyearbyen, Norway. Svalbard archipelago, which lies approximately 1,200km north of the Arctic Circle, is currently experiencing a summer heat wave that set a new record in Longyearbyen on July 25 with a high of 21.7 degrees Celsius. Global warming is having a dramatic impact on Svalbard that, according to tNorwegian meteorological data, includes a rise in average winter temperatures of 10 degrees Celsius over the past 30 years, creating disruptions to the entire local ecosystem. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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