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Antarctica: what it means when the coldest place on Earth records an unprecedented heatwave
Antarcticas weather has worldwide impacts and can be a canary in the mine for patterns of change elsewhere
While the world rightfully focuses on the Covid-19 pandemic, the planet is still warming. This summers Antarctic weather, as elsewhere in the world, was unprecedented in the observed record.
First heatwave recorded in Antarctica
Antarctica has experienced its first heatwave, with scientists fearing the long-term damage it could have on plants, animals and ecosystems.
Extreme maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded over January 23 to 26 at Casey research station in Antarctica's east, ticking the classification for a heatwave.
Water prices likely to remain high in southern Murray-Darling Basin
Water prices in the southern Murray-Darling Basin are likely to remain high in 2020 to 2021, according to the latest Market Outlook report from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences.
ABARES farm performance and resource economics head David Galeano said rainfall in the Murray-Darling Basin was the lowest on record in 2019, and dry conditions had resulted in below-average water allocations in NSW and Victoria this year.