Antarctic Alert: Record Temperature Rise Signals Urgent Climate Crisis

On March 18, 2022, scientists at Concordia Research Station, situated on the East Antarctic Plateau, documented a historic meteorological event. The station recorded an unprecedented temperature surge, the largest ever at a meteorological centre on the planet. Instruments indicated that the temperature soared by 38.5°C above the average for that time of year, setting a new global record for temperature increase.

These events have raised fears that the Antarctic, once thought to be too cold to experience the early impacts of global warming, is now succumbing dramatically and rapidly to the swelling levels of greenhouse gases that humans continue to pump into the atmosphere.

These dangers were highlighted by a team of scientists led by Will Hobbs of the University of Tasmania in a paper that was published last week in the Journal of Climate. Read More

News Credit: The Guardian

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