Listening to the name of Antarctica brings to mind the idea of ice where it is always so cold that it is very difficult for humans to live.
But this snowy continent has now recorded the highest temperature at 20.75 degrees Celsius in history (at least since the temperature was recorded).
A team of Argentine scientists revealed that For the first time on February 9, temperature in Antarctica was above 20 degrees Celsius.
But this is not the for first time a new temperature record has emerged here, in fact, on February 6, a research station in the Antarctic Peninsula (northwest corner of the continent) also recorded 18.3 degrees Celsius which broke the record of 17.5 degrees Celsius recorded in March 2015.
According to the UN World Meteorological Organization, this region of Antarctica is one of the fastest temperature raising parts of the world,
Where the average temperature has risen more than 3 degrees Celsius in the last 50 years.
As the temperature rises, the melting rate of the continent has increased by more than 6 times.
Some of the factors considered to be the cause of the sea warming around this continent, the large amount of ice being broken into the sea, and the gradual decline in the icy coastline.
This new record of temperature in Antarctica is a reflection of the global warming trend over the past decade.
According to the UN, 2010 to 2019 is the hottest decade in the history of the world, while 2019 was declared the second hottest year ever (2016 is the first).
And the trend continues into this new year as January 2020 is the hottest January in the 141-year climate record.
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04 April, 2020