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Antarctic temperature rises above 20C for first time on record

By Jonathan Watts, The Guardian


Seymore Island along the Antarctic Peninsula reached an all-time high temperature of nearly 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • The high temperature was recorded by Terrantar, a Brazilian government project monitoring climate change impacts throughout Antarctica
  • The increasing temperatures may be due to El Niño weather events and shifts in ocean currents
  • Though there is usually ice melt during the summer months due to temperatures rising, there has been an increase in melt during the winter months

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Read More: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/13/antarctic-temperature-rises-above-20c-first-time-record