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