Global Warming is showing its effects alarmingly throughout the world. While people might
be too busy in crowded cities to notice this effect, but it can be observed clearly in the
In one of the most recent observations, a heatwave was experienced on Earth’s
southernmost continent, Antarctica. This happened in early February and has left the
environmentalists worried. Antarctica is home to the coldest place on Earth, and such
worrying heat waves can mean drastic effects on the weather globally.
The melted water eventually ends up in the oceans, raising the sea levels. The life or many polar species too is endangered. Antarctica is home to endangered species like sure Penguins, Whales, and Albatross. As the ice melts, it’s also releasing a lot of viruses and diseases trapped in the ice millions of years ago.
Environmentalists are even saying that this heatwave must’ve possibly set a record high
temperature for the coldest continent on Earth. This heatwave was recorded by NASA. A
NASA satellite has taken pictures of the impact of heatwaves on the local ice-caps and
As one can see, the effects of the heatwave are eminently visible. It is understood that
an entire ice-cap melted during this warm spell.
It means that Antarctica is melting. You can now clearly see brown land where there was complete snow. This means layers of snow have melted to expose the area.