The BBC reports that temperatures at the North Pole could be up to 20 degrees higher than average this Christmas Eve, in what scientists say is a record-breaking heatwave. Read the full article here.

Picture: UNIVERSITY OF MAINE/ CLIMATEREANALYZER.ORG

Related news: 

Yacht sails through low-ice Arctic sea routes. On the 13th 2016 Arctic sea-ice reached the second-lowest extent ever recorded by satellites – a fact “verified ‘on the ground’ (water). “It’s real. We’ve been there,” the Polar Ocean Challenge project told the BBC.