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Temperature record broken in Antarctica

Meteorologists from Brazil conducting research on Simor Island in Antarctica, have reported reaching a temperature of +20.75 degrees Celsius. This is the highest figure in Antarctica in all the time of the study. At the same time, scientists stressed that this figure, recorded on 9.01.2020, cannot can have a prognostic character, because it is not the result of systematic measurements for a long time.

According to the UN, the past 10 years have been the warmest in Antarctica, with 2016 in first place and 2019 in second in the period. The first month of 2020 is marked as the hottest in the history of meteorological observations in the region, breaking the record of +19.8°C obtained in January 1982.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) claims that average temperatures in Antarctica have risen by actually 3°C in 50 years. During this period, according to the organization, 87% of glaciers from the western part went deep into the continent. Antarctica, which consists of the continent Antarctica, the islands and the oceanic part, holds about 70% of the entire Earth's freshwater reserves. WMO scientists speak of accelerating glacier melting due to global warming. According to their predictions, as a result of this influence, the sea level may increase by 30-110 cm by the end of this century.

Source: bbc.com

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