After a hot 2019, the Earth continues to record new warming sweed due to climate change, this time in Antarctica, what is often considered the coldest place on Earth,media reported. On February 6th local time, Argentina’s National Weather Service (SMN) reported that temperatures at the Esperanza research base on the northern edge of the Antarctic Peninsula could reach a record 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18.3 degrees Celsius).
If the reading remains the same, it would set a new record for the Antarctic continent. According to SMN, the previous record was set in March 2015, when temperatures were 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit (17.5 degrees Celsius).
A committee of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is verifying the reading. “Everything we have seen so far suggests that this may be a reasonable record, but we will of course not begin a formal assessment of the records until we have the full data from SMN and the weather conditions associated with the incident,” WMO’s Randall Cerveny said in a statement Friday. “
It was learned that the high temperature may be related to locally warm air explosion.
WMO says the Antarctic Peninsula is one of the fastest warming regions on Earth, a trend that has led to melting ice there, while also causing rising sea levels around the world.
SMN temperature readings could end up being a depressing number, as could record highs in recent years. It is believed that for anyone, it is difficult to associate the words Antarctica with T-shirt weather.