Antarctic climate change

Warming Trend | Antarctic Climate Change in the Last Fifty Years

Antarctic climate change is older than most would assume, and Antarctica did not always have the climatic features that it possesses now. Antarctica had been much warmer in its distant geological past, such that there are fossils to indicate that trees grew in Antarctica at various geological times. As expected, Antarctica was placed in different […]

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Contrasting Climate Change in the Two Polar Regions

Introduction The Fourth Assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) noted that the global average surface air temperature had increased by 0.65° C ± 0.2° C for the period 1901-2005 (IPCC, 2007). There is now strong evidence that anthropogenic activity in the form of increasing greenhouse gas emissions is responsible for this […]

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