Global Warming In Antarctica

By Emmalinne & Imogen

Global Warming In Antarctica

What is global warming?

Global warming is the warming up of the planet above the temperature it "should" be. It is such a concern at the moment as it seems that the temperature is rising at a rate far faster than ever before and it is thought that it may be the activities of the human population over the last 150 years or so that is doing it.

This is a worry because while the planet can cope with changes in temperature which are known to have happened over periods of tens and hundreds of thousands of years in the past and certainly over millions of years, we don't know how it will cope with relatively rapid changes in temperature.