Some facts and figures listed below will help to understand the serious consequence of the global warming in Antarctica. These are:
- The Antarctic Peninsula is particularly sensitive to small rises in the annual average temperature.
- Since 1974 seven gigantic ice shelves have got reduced in area by 13,500 square kilometers.
- Due to severe global warming in Antarctica, the Larsen B ice shelf has lost 3,250 square kilometers into the ocean.
- The global warming has also resulted in increased rainfall in some parts of Antarctica.
- The global warming in Antarctica has also resulted in the death of various animals like the penguins.
- The effect of global warming is more deeply felt on western part of the Antarctic Peninsula.
- There is evidence from one study that Antarctica is warming as a result of human carbon dioxide emissions
- Each year a large area of low ozone concentration or "ozone hole" grows over Antarctica. This hole covers almost the whole continent and was at its largest in September 2008, when the longest lasting hole on record remained until the end of December.