All of Antarctic Is Heating Up, Study Says

Finding debunks perceived cooling in most of continent
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jan 21, 2009 6:14 PM CST
A group of icebergs melt off Collins Glaciers in front of King George’s island in Antarctica. The continent is rapidly cooling, though not as quickly as the rest of Earth.   (AP Photo/Roberto Candia)
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(Newser) – 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.”