A journey into Antarctica: the unavoidable signs of global heating

Posted by on June 10, 2020 1:30 pm
Categories: Global Stories

The effects of global heating are in evidence everywhere across the islands of Antarctica – from penguin colonies to melting glaciers. The Guardian’s global environment editor Jonathan Watts witnessed how conditions are changing quickly

This episode first aired on Today in Focus, the Guardian’s global daily news podcast made by the Guardian team in London.

When you stand on the wild terrain of St George’s Island in Antarctica, many of the world’s problems can feel very far away. For example, Antarctica is the only continent not to have a single case of coronavirus. But it is vulnerable to the other great global crisis: the climate emergency.

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