The Arctic and the Antarctic regions are the coldest pockets on the Earth. At the moment, the Southern Hemisphere is observing the summer season while the Northern Hemisphere is observing the thick of winters. Thus, the arctic region should be the coldest at this point of time. Antarctica becomes the coldest when it is summer season for Northern Hemisphere. During their coldest period, temperatures in the -20s become a common affair for the region.
However, off late, the scenario has remained completely different. The North Pole has been witnessing above normal temperatures. Moreover, the region has recorded above freezing temperatures for a whopping 61 hours. The highest record before this was at 16 hours in the year 1980. This situation is quite alarming for the world on the whole.