- The scorching heat on Antarctica, one of the coldest places in the world, has broken all records.
- The United Nations has acknowledged that the temperature in Antarctica reached 18.3 ° C last year
- The region of Antarctica is one of the fastest warming areas on Earth.
The scorching heat on Antarctica, which is one of the coldest places in the world, has broken all records so far. The United Nations has now acknowledged that the temperature on the continent of Antarctica reached 18.3 degrees Celsius last year. The World Meteorological Organization of the United Nations reported that on 6 February 2020, the temperature reached 18.3 °C at Esperanza Research Station, Argentina, located in the Antarctica region.
Pettari Tales, the organization’s secretary general, said that the record of this maximum temperature was needed to be confirmed because it helps to build a comprehensive understanding of the weather and climate there. He said, ‘Antarctica region is one of the fastest warming areas of the earth. Here the mercury has increased by 3 degrees Celsius in 50 years. So this temperature remains constant with climate change that we’re testing.
Can grow up to 200 feet sea level
The United Nations body rejected Brazil’s claim that the temperature was recorded 20.75 near the Seymour Islands. Prior to this, the maximum mercury in Antarctica was recorded at 17.5 °C in the year 2015. Following the signs of increasing heat, the United Nations organization had investigated the weather conditions in this entire area. They found that a high pressure area of air has formed, due to which the heat is increasing.
Earlier, the National Snow and Ice Data Center warned that Antarctica is warming faster than other parts of the Earth. There is so much water in Antarctica in the form of ice, on melting of which the sea level in the world can rise up to 200 feet. According to the journal Nature, there has been an average rise of 9 inches in sea level since the year 1880. One-third of this water comes from melting ice in Greenland and Antarctica.