Media cite Climate Reanalyzer, Birkel in stories on temperature spike at North Pole – Birkel

The Washington Post, Discover Magazine, Live Science, Pulse Headlines and News and International Business Times cited data from the Climate Reanalyzer, a website run by research assistant professor Sean Birkel at the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, in recent stories on the 36 Fahrenheit degree jump in pre-winter temperatures at the North Pole. The entire Arctic region, meantime, is 13 degrees warmer than in past years. Researchers say a number of factors are contributing to these temperature jumps. But “the broader background,” Birkel told Live Science, “is that the climate is warming, [and] the Arctic is warming very much so, more so than any other part of the globe.”