Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 22, 2022

Flourishing plants show warming Antarctica undergoing ‘major change’

The Guardian reports

Antarctica’s two native flowering plants are spreading rapidly as temperatures warm, according to the first study to show changes in fragile polar ecosystems have accelerated in the past decade.

The increase in plants since 2009 has been greater than the previous 50 years combined, coinciding with rapidly rising air temperatures and a reduction in the number of fur seals, according to researchers working on Signy Island in the South Orkney Islands.

Read more at  Flourishing plants show warming Antarctica undergoing ‘major change’ | Environment | The Guardian


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