UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — More and more we are witnessing drastic weather changes. Finally, Antarctica recorded a high temperature of 18.3 degrees Celsius, breaking another record.
This rise in temperature is seen with concern, as it is happening much faster than the global average. The last record was recorded in March 2015, when a temperature of 17.5 degrees Celsius was recorded.
A climate scientist at Victoria University of Wellington, Prof James Renwick, who has verified previous recordings in Antarctica, said the temperature is very significant.
“The reading is impressive as it is only five years from setting the previous record and that is almost a degree higher than a degree. It is a sign of warming going on much faster than the global average.
The World Meteorological Organization explains that the Antarctic Peninsula is one of the fastest warming countries on earth, with nearly 3 degrees in the last 50 years. While almost all the glaciers of the region are melting. And under these conditions, climate change remains undoubtedly one of the biggest problems facing the world today.
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