Nature Climate Change (UK): the South pole recorded a record warming

Over the past three decades the temperature at the South pole have increased three times faster than the average for the planet. This is stated in a new study published June 29 in the scientific journal Nature Climate Change.

Scientists have found that the temperature increased by approximately 0.6 degrees Celsius each decade, which is three times higher than the average increase across the planet.

It is noted that one of the reasons for this phenomenon was the increase of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Eastern Pacific ocean.

It triggered a cyclonic anomaly in the Weddell sea, which together with other geophysical factors contributed to the flow of warm, moist air over the South pole.

The important role played by anthropogenic factor. So, according to the Agency, for 30 years (until 2018), the average temperature at the South pole increased by 1.8 degrees.

According to the data of 20 meteorological stations, the temperature rise of the South pole was seven times higher than the average for the whole of Antarctica.

Earlier it was reported, in Antarctica continues to break down the world’s largest iceberg.