'Incredible and abnormal': Antarctic warmer than the Slovenian coast


Seymour Island, 13. . 2020, 20: 21 | Updated 8 hours ago


Recorded temperatures exceeding in Antarctica degrees Celsius. On February 9, Brazilian scientists measured on Seymour Island 20, 75 degrees Celsius, which is bad one degree higher than the previous year record 1982. By comparison, temperatures on the Slovenian coast are moving around these days 15 degrees.

Record temperatures will have to be confirmed first World Meteorological Organization (WMO). According to weather scientists, this is a trend of rising temperatures in Antarctica, which have increased by three degrees Celsius since pre-industrial times. Scientists collecting data from measuring stations describe the new record as “incredible and abnormal” .

“We are seeing a warming trend in many of the locations we are monitoring, but we have never seen anything like this,” said Carlos Schaefer working on the Brazilian Government's Terrantar project, which monitors the impact of climate change on permafrost and habitat on 21 locations in Antarctica.

Antarctic Ice Melting PHOTO: AP

While temperatures in eastern and central Antarctica are relatively stable, there is increasing concern about the western Antarctic, where warm oceans undermine the Thwaites and Pine Island glaciers. So far, sea levels have risen a little, but if temperatures rise steadily, this could change rapidly, scientists warn. Argentina. The warm winter seasons have already claimed tax on the animal population. More than 744 – Percent population decline. Schaefer said the data they collect in these areas is indicative of the future of other parts of the ice continent.

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