South Pole warming three times faster than rest of Earth: study

France 24 | Jun 29, 2020 at 5:04 PM
  • The South Pole has warmed three times faster than the rest of the planet in the last 30 years due to warmer tropical ocean temperatures, new research showed Monday.
  • This in turn had increased the flow of warm air directly over the South Pole — warming it by more than 1.83C (about 3.3F) since 1989.
  • The IPO flipped to a negative cycle at the start of the century, driving greater convection and more pressure extremes at high latitudes, leading to a strong flow of warmer air right over the South Pole.