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Alarming temperature record of 18.3°C set in Antarctica last year

The Argentine base Esperanza is seen from an Air Force C-130 Hercules in the gateway of the Antarctic Peninsula, March 9, 2008. This scientific outpost belonging to the Argentine army has become a unique tourist attraction that draws tourists from all over the world every summer.  REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian (ANTARCTICA) - GM1E43A0JER01

The new record is1 8.3°C or 64.9°F, set at Argentina's Esperanza base on February 06, 2020. Image: REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

Niall McCarthy
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