Here’s a nicely done twenty-two minute documentary called Svalbard: Fastest Warming Place on Earth, from ARTE Reportage.
18.3°C = 64.94°F
Screen grab from a story headlined Like a Furnace from Independent.co.uk.
“Highs of over 50C are expected, with meteorologists warning the heat could break the country’s existing record of 50.7C measured at Oodnadatta, South Australia, in 1960.”
50C is 122F. Below, stock photos from Broome, Sydney and Darwin.
The photos are mine. Text is from Greenland Is Falling Apart by Robinson Meyer in The Atlantic magazine:
“If Greenland were suddenly transported to the central United States, it would be a very bad day for about 65 million people, who would be crushed instantly. But for the sake of science journalism, imagine that Greenland’s southernmost tip displaced Brownsville, Texas—the state’s southernmost city—so that its icy glaciers kissed mainland Mexico and the Gulf thereof. Even then, Greenland would stretch all the way north, clear across the United States, its northern tenth crossing the Canadian border into Ontario and Manitoba. Kansas City, Oklahoma City, and Iowa City would all be goners. So too would San Antonio, Memphis, and Minneapolis. Its easternmost peaks would slam St. Louis and play in Peoria; its northwestern glaciers would rout Rapid City, South Dakota, and meander into Montana. At its center point, near Des Moines, roughly two miles of ice would rise from the surface.”