For the first time on record, the temperature in the Antarctic topped 20C. Which is still pretty cold but it’s warmer than it’s ever been. This is another sign in a trend towards warming temperatures which is contributing the melting of glaciers.
The high temperature was logged on Seymour Island and it was a nearly a full degree higher than the last high record which was set in 1982. It matches up with other higher temperatures that have been captured in the region.
This is important information because it can help to identify trends and what areas are most vulnerable. Although there’s hasn’t been any concrete plans put into action to keep things cool, it can at least help people plan for the future as to which areas of the Antarctic will be hit heaviest in the warming years to come.