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Climate scientists alarmed at unprecedented heat at both the Antarctic and the Arctic

 Startling heatwaves at both of Earth’s poles are causing alarm among
climate scientists, who have warned the “unprecedented” events could
signal faster and abrupt climate breakdown.

Temperatures in Antarctica
reached record levels at the weekend, an astonishing 40C above normal in
places. At the same time, weather stations near the north pole also showed
signs of melting, with some temperatures 30C above normal, hitting levels
normally attained far later in the year.

At this time of year, the Antarctic should be rapidly cooling after its summer, and the Arctic only
slowly emerging from its winter, as days lengthen. For both poles to show
such heating at once is unprecedented.

 Guardian 20th March 2022

March 22, 2022 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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