Antarctica is warming up after all, scientists say. New research contradicts previous findings that parts of the continent were actually cooling and thus giving ammunition to skeptics of global warming, reports National Geographic. The new study in Nature uses satellite information to fill in spotty weather station data over the past 50 years.
"In retrospect, it is pretty obvious that ignoring the satellite data, as others had done, was really missing the forest for the trees," said the lead researcher. “We now see warming is taking place on all seven of the earth’s continents in accord with what models predict as a response to greenhouse gases.”