Scientists from Brazil have revealed that the temperatures in Antarctica have exceeded 20.7 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) for the first time ever, and the record temperatures measured on Seymour Island this week after only six days of recording temperatures Similar in the Argentine research station in Esperanza, which recorded a temperature of 18.3 ° C.
According to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, although the temperatures have not yet been confirmed with the World Meteorological Organization, it reflects a broader trend throughout the region whose temperature has increased by (5.4F) Fahrenheit over the past fifty years.
“We are seeing a warming trend in many of the sites we are observing, but we haven’t seen anything like that,” said Carlos Schaefer, one of the scientists working at the base.
Scientists have revealed that temperatures are likely to be affected by El Nino events that led to the emergence of warm fronts in the region, as well as climate change.
And the rising temperatures in Antarctica reveal that January was the hottest month around the world. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, last month was the warmest January in 141 years of climate records.
Record warm temperatures were also found in a group of countries around the world, including Scandinavia, Asia and the Indian Ocean, central and western Pacific, Atlantic, and Central and South America.
Earth and ocean surface temperature was also an all-time high of 2.05 degrees Fahrenheit above the average of the twentieth century, surpassing the last record of 0.04 degrees in 2016.
Organization revealed NOAA, That the northern hemisphere shattered its record in January as temperatures were 2.7 degrees above average, while the southern hemisphere was 1.4 degrees above average.
With the rise in ocean temperatures and atmospheric temperatures, Antarctica generated the greatest burden, especially Pine Island, which is the most vulnerable glacial island, and is the single largest contributor to sea level rise for any ice stream in the world.