South Pole warmed three times the global rate in last 30 years: Study

Channel NewsAsia | Jun 29, 2020 at 5:40 PM
  • At the South Pole, considered the coldest point on Earth, temperatures are rising fast.
  • Looking at data from 20 weather stations across Antarctica, the South Pole warming rate was seven times higher than the overall average for the continent.
  • Scientists have known that Pacific weather systems can influence the western Antarctic and the Antarctic peninsula, where rising air and water temperatures already are causing ice to melt.