• Arctic records record high temperatures and wildfires

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      Patrick Lavery

      Combustion Industry News Editor

Mid-June saw what were likely the highest ever Arctic temperatures ever recorded, as the BBC reports. A high of 38oC (100oF) was recorded in the Siberian town of Verkhoyansk, while wildfires broke out across the Arctic region. Heatwaves in the region have been recorded before, but the scientific consensus is that the region is getting hotter and hotter, heating at twice the rate of the global average over the last 30 years. Chief amongst the future dangers of increased heating is the release of methane trapped under Arctic permafrost.