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British Antarctic Survey Releases Report on Antarctic Climate

The British Antarctic Survey released what it has called the “first comprehensive review” of the Antarctic climate. In a press release describing the report it is noted that the findings include information on the “impact and consequences of rapid warming of the Antarctic Peninsula and the Southern Ocean; rapid ice loss in parts of Antarctica and the increase in sea ice around the continent; the impact of climate change on Antarctica’s plants and animals; the unprecedented increase in carbon dioxide levels; the connections between human-induced global change and natural variability; and the extraordinary finding that the ozone hole has shielded most of Antarctica from global warming.”