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Record Breaking Temperature In Antarctica After 1980, WMO Confirms 63.5 Degrees F In 2015 Denotes the Balmiest Year Ever

Mar 03, 2017 04:19 AM EST

Antarctica's Record-Breaking Heat Studied By WMO | Video
(Photo : LiveScienceVideos/Youtube) Antarctica broke three records for high temperatures ― in 1980, 1982 and 2015, the World Meteorological Organization has announced.

Since a couple of last decades, rapid temperature spiking is directly affecting the Polar regions of Earth. The entire region of Antarctica is going through a striking rate of melting ice that is truly agitating for climate scientists.

The World Meteorological Organization(WMO) has recently announced that the highest recorded temperature was 63.5° Fahrenheit (~17.5° C). This is not a good news for geologists and climate Scientists. Engadget reported that The temperature reading was recorded at the Esperanza base on March 24th, 2015. By expanding the database of extreme weather and climate conditions throughout the world, WMO committee of experts has confirmed this as the Hottest year after 1980 at their recent Conference in Geneva.

Polar expert Michael Sparrow from WMO co-sponsored World Climate Research Program, said in a statement,“The Antarctic and the Arctic are poorly covered in terms of weather observations and forecasts, even though both play an important role in driving climate and ocean patterns and in sea level rise”. By verifying the minimum and maximum temperatures researchers were able to build a picture of the weather and climate in one of Earth's final frontiers.

Antarctica is a large continent, it is almost the same size as the United States and both of the continents facing rising of temperature since the 1980s. According to I4U News, polar ice sheets are containing 90 percent of the fresh water of the global village. If all of the ice were to melt then those melting ice would be responsible for at least 60 meters of sea level rising which would be a nightmare for both humans and other creatures of Earth.

The burning of fossil fuel and garbage churned out by human beings causing Global warming which is the main reason for melting polar ice. If ecological balance gets hampered in one side then the other regions will also get affected just like a domino effect.

WMO announced that the poles of the earth deserve close scrutiny for a better understanding of weather patterns. Besides human activity, warm Chinook wind is the main reason for temperature rising. As the chinook wind passes through the polar areas, it heats up the atmosphere of this region. Polar regions are the most delicate regions in the world, Slightest change in temperature can cause enormous changes.

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