Antarctica temp rise; a sign of concern

  • As the countries across the world continue to brace up for a possible temperature rise due to climate change, United Nations World Meteorological Department has said that Antarctica has recorded record breaking heat temperature this year.

  • On Thursday the WMO recognized a new record high temperature for the Antarctic continent, confirming a reading of 18.3 degrees Celsius (64.9 degrees Fahrenheit) made last year.

  • The temperature was recorded by Argentina's Esperanza Research Station in Antarctic Peninsula on Feb6, 2020

  • The WMO has said that this would help them map the possible effect of climate change on earth's final frontiers

  • Notably earth's temperature has gone up by 1C since 19th century and Antarctica peninsula has warmed more than twice that much

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