Twenty years ago, climate experts reported that Antarctica was greening and that the world’s climate was “at serious risk”
Flowers and grasses are spreading rapidly in Antarctica, and British scientists say that global warming is responsible.
Researchers at the British Antarctic Survey — (the body which discovered the ozone hole over the continent a decade ago — will shortly report on the “greening of Antarctica“, as the ice recedes, summers lengthen, and the climate warms up.
A paper to be published later this year will say that a flowering grass is now 25 times more common than it was 30 years ago. Other research has found that new species are appearing in the area as long-frozen seeds are freed from the melting ice.
Last week, the official Intergovernmental Panel on Climatic Change met in Maastricht, the Netherlands, to complete a report warning that the world’s climate is still “at…
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