Last Thursday, we received another stark warning about the status of the Climate Crisis. But this time, it came not from scientists forecasting the future. Instead, it was a data point from the Earth itself. Scientists at Esperanza Base in the West Antarctic Peninsula reported the highest temperature recorded on the continent to date: 18.3°C (64.9°F), warm enough to wear shorts and a t-shirt.
This is only the latest in a series of dangerous signs that we have seen over the last few months, and follows a devastating series of bushfires and record temperatures in Australia. Together, these tell us