Climate Change and Antarctica

In recent years, Antarctica has experienced a series of unprecedented heatwaves. On 6 February 2020, temperatures of 18.3C were recorded, the highest ever on the continent. This beat the previous record of 17.5C, which had only been set a few years earlier.

Another intense heatwave in Antarctica led to a record-breaking surface ice melt around February 2022. In March of the same year, Eastern Antarctica witnessed its strongest-ever heatwave, with temperatures soaring to 30C or 40C higher than the average in multiple areas. Read More

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