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UN reports Antarctica’s highest temperatures on record

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View of Antarctica early in the morning after a snow shower, on March 13, 2014. Photo by Vanderlei Almeida/ AFP

Mapping Antarctica’s extremes is essential for understanding weather patterns, and teasing out natural climate variability from human-induced climate change, the WMO said in a statement

PARIS, France — The UN’s World Meteorological Organization published the highest temperatures on record in 3 Antarctic zones Wednesday, March 1, setting a benchmark for studying how climate change is affecting this crucial region. Continue reading UN reports Antarctica’s highest temperatures on record

Climate changing at ‘unprecedented’ rate

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A father holding up his child at a waterpark at the children’s garden in the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, March 17, 2016. Wallace Woon/EPA
Temperatures in the first two months of 2016 soared to new highs, following a year that broke ‘all previous records by a wide margin,’ the UN’s weather agency says

GENEVA, Switzerland (Mar. 22, 2016) — January and February 2016 smashed temperature records, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday, March 21, as it warned climate change was advancing at an “unprecedented” rate.

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