The Antarctic had its highest temperature ever twice in one week. (Credit: Travellers & Tinkers/CC BY-SA 3.0)
The record for the highest Antarctic temperature ever was set twice in one week, according to TreeHugger. Scientists at NASA say climate change is to blame.
Due to the energy carried through large weather systems, the poles are warming faster than elsewhere. And scientists say that is why the temperature records there can be broken so quickly.
The new record is now 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit, set on March 24, 2015. It replaced the one set before it, on March 23, of 63.3 degrees Fahrenheit.
In addition to higher temperatures, the Antarctic continent is dealing with large-scale ice losses every year. The nearby King George Island is also grappling with trash pollution believed to be linked with the number of research stations there.
Top image: The Antarctic had its highest temperature ever twice in one week. (Credit: Travellers & Tinkers/CC BY-SA 3.0)