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'Hadn't seen anything like that': Scientists stunned by rare Arctic lightning in Alaska

17/07/2021 10:54 PM | Click to read full article

Typically, the air over the Arctic Ocean, especially when the water is covered with ice, lacks the convective heat needed to generate lightning storms.

But as climate change warms the Arctic faster than the rest of the world, that's changing, scientists say.