Antarctica has had its highest recorded temperature of 18.3C

Antarctica has had its highest recorded temperature of 18.3C, beating 2015’s record of 17.5C. The Antarctic Peninsula, where this week’s reading was taken at the Argentine research base Esperanza, is among the world’s fastest warming regions, rising 3C over the past 50 years. Paul was found in late October curled up on the still-smoking ground after fire tore through a nature reserve at Lake Cathie, 250 miles north of Sydney. A firefighter rushed him to the nearby Port Macquarie koala hospital. After 13 weeks of intensive care, including a month in the home of a 24-hour carer, and dozens of … Continue reading Antarctica has had its highest recorded temperature of 18.3C