North Pole records temperatures 20 degree C above average

Q.  The North Pole has recorded temperatures at what degree above average?
- Published on 21 Nov 16

a. 30 degree F
b. 36 degree F
c. 20 degree C
d. Both b and c

ANSWER: Both b and c
North Pole records temperatures 20 degree C above averageThe North Pole has recorded temperatures 20 degree C (36 degree F) above average alongside a record low of sea ice for October, creating alarm for climate change scientists across the world.
  • The polar night in the region lasts for more than 24 hours and the Arctic is supposed to get super cold
  • October is the first full month when sea ice is supposed to grow; however, the ice area is 28.5 % below the 1981-2010 average
  • This is the smallest since the record was begun being estimated in the late 1970s
  • NOAA has declared October the third warmest on record in 2016 after 2014 and 2015
  • The Arctic has been more warm for a long period of time
  • Parts of Greenland including the top of Greenland’s ice sheet was 7 degree C warmer than the average the previous month, and there has also been rise in temperature on Alaska’s north slope

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