Recently according to some researches done by Argentina’s scientists, it was found that Antarctica suddenly recorded highest heat temperature in decades. The temperature rose to almost 17.5 degree Celsius which is too much for the icy cold ice-bergs of Antarctica to bear.
These reports were published by U.N. weather agency on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017. According to World Meteorological Organization, Antarctica is about to set the benchmarks to help track future global warming and natural variations. But this is not the end. There are other things which are more important than just using Antarctica for Global warming researches. The little wildlife that inhabits in Antarctica is adapted to cold weather. Hence the sudden rise in temperature is directly affecting their ecosystem. Scientists agreed that the verification of maximum and minimum temperatures helps to build up a picture of the weather and climate in one of Earth’s final frontiers.
Antarctica conserves up to 90 percent of the world’s fresh water as ice berg. If this ice melts, it would certainly raise the sea levels by about 60 meters which is 200 ft if it were all to melt, meaning scientists are concerned to know even about extremes around the fringes. The heat record across the broader Antarctic region, defined as anywhere south of 60 degrees latitude, was 19.8°C (67.6°F) on Jan. 30, 1982 on Signy Island in the South Atlantic. However, the warmest temperature recorded on the Antarctic plateau which is above 2,500 meters (8,202 feet), was -7.0°C (19.4°F) on Dec. 28, 1980. These reports were published by World Meteorologist Organisation on Wednesday.
It is not uncommon for the world to deal with highs and lows of temperature change. But Antarctica being one of the coldest parts of the world, such rise in temperature is neither expected nor can be tolerated by the present ecosystem.