The study involved a group of experts from Russia, great Britain, Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland. Experts assessed the fluctuations in the average temperature in Siberia from January to June of 2020, as well as the record in Verkhoyansk, where on 20 June, the air is warmed to a record in the history of systematic observation of weather and climate in the Arctic region. The findings were published on the website of the scientific Association of World Weather Attribution.

"Both of these events would not be possible without changes in the Earth’s climate caused by human activity. And these changes are reflected in the period of heat, increasing its duration in the region in the first half of 2020" – citing a source, writes TASS.

The scientists noted that in normal circumstances such a prolonged heat waves are extremely rare, occur once in 130 years. By 2050, in the Siberian region can expect a temperature increase of at least 2.5 degrees, compared with 1900, but this increase may reach seven degrees.

We will remind, in June the world meteorological organization announced may-2020 the warmest in the history of observations of weather and climate, and the period from January to may this year, took second place in the list of the hottest, second only to the first five months of 2016.