GENEVA: After confirming a record temperature of 18.3 degrees Celsius at the South Pole yesterday, experts have warned that further heatwaves are expected in Antarctica, which could reach “terrible levels”.
Recent research has also shown that an increase in the average temperature of the Antarctic continent (Antarctica) and Greenland by just 2 degrees Celsius could melt trillions of tons of ice stored there. Sea levels can rise up to 43 feet.
Not only that, but experts fear that if the temperature rises to this point, then we may have no way to restore the environment.
The average temperature in Antarctica is minus 10 degrees Celsius in coastal areas and minus 60 degrees Celsius in the highest places between the continents.
The average coastal temperature of Antarctica in summer is just over 10 degrees Celsius in summer and minus 40 degrees Celsius in winter.
A record temperature of 18.3 degrees Celsius was confirmed in Antarctica yesterday by the United Nations agency, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
The temperature was recorded on February 6, 2020, by the Argentine Research Center Esperanza in Antarctica. However, the highest temperature recorded in Antarctica on January 30, 1982, was 19.8 degrees Celsius.
On February 9 this year, the Brazilian Research Center in Antarctica also claimed to have detected a temperature of 20.75 degrees Celsius there, but the WMO has rejected this record after analysis.
“This new record shows once again that urgent action is needed to (prevent) climate change,” said Dr. Celesto Saulo, first vice president of the World Meteorological Organization and head of the Meteorological Department in Argentina. Are
Antarctica, the icy continent, is one of the fastest-warming regions in the world, with an average temperature of 3 degrees Celsius over the past 50 years, Petrie Talas, secretary general of the World Meteorological Organization, told AFP. The grade has increased.