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Antarctica’s high elevation is slowing rate of warming, says study

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Antarctic explorer staring at new horizonts Credit: VichoT / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Temperatures in the Arctic are increasing around three times as fast as the global average, yet the pace of warming has been much slower at Earth’s other pole

May 18, 2017 — A new study, just published in Earth System Dynamics, suggests the difference might – in part – be down to the great heights of Antarctica’s land surface. Continue reading Antarctica’s high elevation is slowing rate of warming, says study