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Antarctica: record temperatures above 20 degrees in February

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Record temperatures were recorded in Antarctica (Antarctica) this February, when it reached 20.75 degrees Celsius, exceeding for the first time the twenty degrees, according to Agence France-Presse.

This record was reached on February 9 on Seymour Island, also known as Marambio, according to Brazilian researcher Carlos Shafer.

“This high temperature has never been recorded in Antarctica,” he said.

Seymour Island

However, he noted, “This information cannot be used to confirm the existence of a climate-driven trend. It is just an indication that something different is happening in this region.” Seymour Island has an Argentine science base.

The scientist specialized in the study of permafrost said that this heat was recorded in the framework of a twenty-year research project aimed at studying the impact of climate change on permanent icy soil.

“We cannot use this data to anticipate climate changes in the future. This is just information at a specific time,” he said.

On February 6, a record temperature of 18.3 ° C was recorded at the Argentine base of Esperanca. The previous record level of 17.5 degrees Celsius was recorded on 24 March 2015, according to the Argentine National Meteorological Authority.

After a decade that witnessed record heat and concluded with the warmest year in 2019, the new contract was launched, maintaining the same trend.

Last month was the most free January in the world at all, according to the European Copernicus Authority on climate change, as well as the United States’ Atmosphere and Oceans Agency (NOAA).


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