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The heat is on in Antarctica

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The Antarctic Peninsula has long been thought to be the only part of Antarctica that has warmed in recent decades. Careful detective work confirms that West Antarctica is also warming rapidly.

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Figure 1: West Antarctic warming.

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Steig, E., Orsi, A. The heat is on in Antarctica. Nature Geosci 6, 87–88 (2013).

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