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Weather station in Antarctica records high of 65, the continent's hottest temperature ever

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posted on Feb, 7 2020 @ 06:34 PM
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Another heat record broken, ATS. This time its in Antarctica. Today Antarctica was warmer than Washington, DC.



These new highs come just after the warmest January on record for the Earth, The Washington Post reported, with many records being broken in Asia and Europe - and some temperatures in Russia climbing up to 13 F above average.

James Renwick, a climate scientist at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, told The Guardian the new record was likely due to the warming climate and northwest winds hitting the peninsula. "The reason the peninsula is warming faster than other places is a combination of natural variations and warming signals," Renwick told The Guardian.

"It's a sign of the warming that has been happening there that's much faster than the global average," Renwick said. He also noted that strong winds coming from the northwest and warmer conditions often go hand-in-hand. But there was another factor that had a hand in the temperature record, a meteorologist at AccuWeather who specializes in global weather trends, said. AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Jim Andrews said that in addition to regional northwest winds "influencing the peninsula," extremely localized southwest winds were occurring at the base when the new temperature record was set. The local southwest winds caused the air to warm and compress as it flowed down from mountains to the south of the base, which sits at sea level, and Andrews explained this is why the temperature was able to climb so high. However, not all of Antarctica was warm that day. The temperature at Russian research station Vostok was below minus 50 F on Friday.

Vostok holds the record low temperature to be recorded in Antarctica, which was set on July 21, 1983, when the mercury dropped to minus 128.56 F. The station is located farther inland than Argentine, and closer to Australia and New Zealand. That extreme reading also stands as the lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth, according to the World Meteorological Organization.

"This is a record from only a single station, but it is in the context of what's happening elsewhere and is more evidence that as the planet warms we get more warm records and fewer cold records," Steve Rintoul, an oceanographer and Antarctic expert at The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, said to The Guardian about the new high in Esperanza.


Global warming is real and it's happening before our eyes even though some don't see it! A wise man once told me that man's greatest flaw is that he can't see every possible solution to every problem. There are a lot of factors to this whole Global Warming/Climate Change issue and there's no single answer. For humans to saw that it's a non-factor based on one's own limited view is suicide. One thing for sure is that for us humans to do nothing is a death sentence.

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posted on Feb, 7 2020 @ 06:42 PM
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a reply to: lostbook

How do you recommend we fix it?



posted on Feb, 7 2020 @ 06:45 PM
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originally posted by: MRinder
a reply to: lostbook

How do you recommend we fix it?



Move the sun slightly further away?
Or leave the fridge door open.


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posted on Feb, 7 2020 @ 06:46 PM
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a reply to: MRinder



How do you recommend we fix it?


Give some people, who should never be trusted to fix anything, a sh!t tonne of money, then turn your attention back to your shiny and colourful phone.


edit on 7 2 2020 by myselfaswell because: whateva



posted on Feb, 7 2020 @ 06:47 PM
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a reply to: lostbook
Any idea what the temperature 'should' be? Does anyone? And if so, why does one think they know the proper temp of the earth at any given time?



posted on Feb, 7 2020 @ 06:50 PM
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a reply to: Silcone Synapse

What you said sounds as effective as anything else I have heard proposed so what the hell let's give it a try.


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posted on Feb, 7 2020 @ 06:51 PM
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You do know that they've only been keeping temperature records in Antarctica for about 30 years, right? That's not a very long period of time as far as something like reliable climate records are concerned.


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posted on Feb, 7 2020 @ 06:53 PM
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Did they take the temp where the volcano is melting the glaciers from underneath? You know, like taking global temps near blacktop or steel panels that radiate heat...

Asking for a friend.



posted on Feb, 7 2020 @ 06:54 PM
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a reply to: lostbook

what season is it in the Southern hemisphere??? I forget.

Continents are big, thats why its a continent. Its 80 in Miami, but not in Oregon.

Oh no!



posted on Feb, 7 2020 @ 06:57 PM
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originally posted by: MRinder
a reply to: Silcone Synapse

What you said sounds as effective as anything else I have heard proposed so what the hell let's give it a try.


Gotta be at least as effective as carbon taxes or carbon credits I think,but mega rich companies won't make any money off my idea,so I guess the sun stays where it is and the fridge door stays shut.



posted on Feb, 7 2020 @ 07:01 PM
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originally posted by: MRinder
a reply to: lostbook

How do you recommend we fix it?



Isn't it obvious?

Raise everyone's taxes, make politicians richer, make governments more powerful and controlling.

Oh, and reduce freedoms.



posted on Feb, 7 2020 @ 07:02 PM
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How do you recommend we fix it?


More cold shoulders and icy countenances?

But maybe "they" should release the better energy options "they've" been sitting on for years... if one believes such things, that is.

Though a depressing conversation with a climate scientist offered that it was already too late for anyone to do anything to stave off environmental collapse. .. doesn't mean "we" shouldn't try as we can though.

Also doesn't mean climate science has a consensus for our time limit; or that it isn't some cosmic energetic influx doing it rather than (the far more probable) mass burning of fossil fuels, not that that would matter in regards to our ecosystem going belly up. Heck, we may even be able to count on God to break the eons long quiet and show up to save us if we clap loud enough and chant "we do believe, we do! " ... as long as we're hoping for long shots.



posted on Feb, 7 2020 @ 07:03 PM
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a reply to: lostbook


So , to Fix that , we gotta get Rid of MORE People , Right > ?..........




posted on Feb, 7 2020 @ 07:08 PM
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originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
a reply to: lostbook


So , to Fix that , we gotta get Rid of MORE People , Right > ?..........



Oh about 7 billion is my figure, and everyone left goes vegan.



posted on Feb, 7 2020 @ 07:08 PM
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When they say ever ?

They mean the last 50 years.



posted on Feb, 7 2020 @ 07:13 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: MRinder
a reply to: lostbook

How do you recommend we fix it?



Isn't it obvious?

Raise everyone's taxes, make politicians richer, make governments more powerful and controlling.

Oh, and reduce freedoms.

No, the solution is no more Taco Bell benders for DB, that is the largest source of temp-raising emissions out there.

< locks eyes with DB and slowly takes away his Chalupa, then slowly eats said Chalupa >



posted on Feb, 7 2020 @ 07:13 PM
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This 65 degrees lasted a few hours as it jumped up quickly then back down rather quickly too. It is blamed on southern winds that can bring warm air to the area. This station is on the farthest tip of the main continent as you can get and a short distance from it temps were basically normal for that time of year. Another station near it actually holds the temperature record of about 68 degrees set back in 1982 for the same reason.



posted on Feb, 7 2020 @ 07:16 PM
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originally posted by: MRinder
a reply to: lostbook

How do you recommend we fix it?



Money. They need money for more measurements, grants and foundations. The money will block the sun out and cool us all down if laid out over vulnerable areas. China and India may even applaud the effort if they take some time off from polluting the planet.



posted on Feb, 7 2020 @ 07:17 PM
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Good maybe it'll finally warm up and I can take a vacation there.



posted on Feb, 7 2020 @ 07:21 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
You do know that they've only been keeping temperature records in Antarctica for about 30 years, right? That's not a very long period of time as far as something like reliable climate records are concerned.


What 720,000 years of ice can tell us about climate change in the past — and the future

An Antarctic ice core details changes in the Earth’s temperature, rainfall, and wind over hundreds of thousands of years

www.theverge.com...



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