Possible new record as Antarctica temperature soars

Al Jazeera | Feb 14, 2020 at 8:19 PM
  • Antarctica’s temperature has reached a record-breaking high of more than 20 degrees Celsius (68 Fahrenheit).
  • The Seymour Island reading is significantly higher than the 18.3C (64.94F) temperature logged on February 6 at the Argentinian Esperanza research base.
  • Accelerating melt-off from glaciers, and especially ice sheets, in Antarctica is helping drive sea level rises, threatening coastal megacities and small island nations.