Washington Antarctica, the only place that had oddly seemed immune from climate change, is warming after all, according to a new study.
For years, Antarctica was an enigma to scientists who track the effects of global warming. Temperatures on much of the continent at the bottom of the world were staying the same or slightly cooling, previous research indicated.
The new study went back further than earlier work and filled in a massive gap in data with satellite information to find that Antarctica too is getting warmer, like the Earth’s other six continents.
The findings were published in today’s issue of the journal Nature.