The South Pole is warming at three times the global average, study says

CNN | Jun 29, 2020 at 5:05 PM
  • He South Pole has been warming at more than three times the global average over the past 30 years, a new study has found.
  • Over the past 30 years, warming in the western tropical Pacific Ocean — a region near the equator north of Australia and Papua New Guinea — meant there was an increase in warm air being carried to the South Pole.
  • In March, climate scientists recorded the first heat wave at a research base in East Antarctica and in February, the hottest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica –18.3 degrees Celsius (65 degrees Fahrenheit) — was measured at Argentina’s Esperanza research station.