Record-breaking heat in Antarctica prompts new concerns about climate change

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Saturday, February 8, 2020
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New concerns about global warming after record-breaking heat in Antarctica. Scientist say it is among the fastest warming regions on Earth.

There are new concerns about climate change after record-breaking heat was reported in one of the coldest places on earth.

The United Nations weather agency says the northern tip of Antarctica hit 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

The World Meteorological Organization said the Antarctic Peninsula, on the continent's northwest tip near South America, is among the fastest warming regions on Earth.

Over the past 50 years, about 87 percent of glaciers in the area have shrunk.

During that same time span, temperatures have risen about five degrees.