Antarctic temperature rises above 20C for first time on record

Scientists describe 20.75C logged at Seymour Island as ‘incredible and abnormal’.

The Antarctic has registered a temperature of more than 20C (68F) for the first time in history, prompting fears of climate instability in the world’s greatest repository of ice.

The 20.75C logged by Brazilian scientists at Seymour Island on 9 February was almost a full degree higher than the previous record of 19.8C, taken on Signy Island in January 1982. … Read More

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