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PATRICK GALEY, AFP
30 JUNE 2020
The South Pole has actually warmed 3 times faster than the rest of the world in the last 30 years due to warmer tropical ocean temperatures, brand-new research study revealed Monday.
Antarctica’s temperature level varies commonly according to season and region, and for many years it had been thought that the South Pole had remained cool even as the continent warmed up.
This in turn had actually increased the flow of warm air directly over the South Pole – warming it by more than 1.
” While temperature levels were known to be warming across West Antarctica and the Antarctic Peninsula throughout the 20 th century, the South Pole was cooling,” said Kyle Clem, a researcher at Victoria University of Wellington, and lead research study author.
The information showed that the South Pole – the most remote spot on Earth – was now warming at a rate of around 0.6 C (1.1 F) a years, compared with around 0.2 C (0.4 F) for the rest of the world.