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Antartica’s record breaking heat : A Major Concern for Scientists

According to the climate experts, Antartica recorded the highest temperature of the year. According to an article published by WMO’s Weather and Climate Extremes, the weather of the Antarctic peninsula and the subcontinents, led to a new record of the temperature which reached to 18.3°C on 6 February. This is set to be the highest recorded temperature in the past decade.

The northern region of Peninsula is among the regions which is likely to be the warmest, which is likely to reach 3°C over the last few years. There has been a significant loss of ice in the past few years which is likely to affect the environment in the upcoming years. The effects of the global warming can also be seen at several other regions of Antartic, which also includes the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.  In addition, small changes in the weather is also likely to affect its effect on the ice sheets. This has led to increased in the effects on the ice sheets.

Since the water which surrounds the glacier is likely to warm, there are chances of the increased penetration of water in the ice sheets which is likely to affect the glaciers in the arctic regions. This is also likely to have an impact on the water bodies which will thereby affect the regions surrounding it.

The continued warming of water is likely to lead to an increased warm water which affects the glaciers. This has led to the increased sea levels due to melting of these glaciers.  The increased collapsing of the glacier is likely to lead to the increased sea levels, thereby resulting in the collapse of mass of water body, which is likely the size and region of Florida. According to the scientists, these are expected to increase the sea levels across the globe by approximately three feet.