The temperatures in Antarctica have hit a record high than it’s ever been in history. Following an Argentinian research station thermometer, the temperature in Antarctica increased to 18.3 degrees Celsius, or 64.9 degrees Fahrenheit.
That record beats Antarctica’s formal record of 63.5 degrees, when it was measured in March 2015, by nearly 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit.
It’s not much of a shock following that Earth just experienced its hottest January in history, and 2019 was about the second-warmest year ever recorded. According to a report by the World Meteorological Organization, the Antarctic Peninsula (the northwest tip near to South America) is among the fastest warming regions on planet earth.
The region’s temperature has climbed nearly 3 degrees Celsius (37.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in the last 50 years, and the number of ice lost from the Antarctic ice sheet increased at least six-fold between 1979 and 2017.
Although researchers in the United States may have to verify the measurement record taken by the Argentinian research station thermometer, however, they said, “everything we have seen thus far indicates a likely legitimate record.”
According to experts this trend will most likely continue, as they say the planet is warming faster than originally expected. Experts also claim that the climate change is wreaking havoc on planet Earth’s oceans and starving them of oxygen.