Elephant Seals and Ozone
A HUGE hole in the ozone layer has protected Antarctica from the impacts of global warming, according to scientists.
The temperature across Antarctica has not risen over the past 30 years and there has been a 10 per cent increase in the amount of sea ice appearing during winter.
Climate change sceptics regularly cite the lack of warming in Antarctica as evidence global warming is not happening.
However, researchers have now explained the phenomenon – they believe that a hole in the ozone layer above the continent has altered weather patterns and temperatures...
Sea level rise will double due to melting of Antarctica - Telegraph
...new information from satellites, ice cores and innovative studies, including putting temperature gauges on elephant seals, have allowed scientists to model the effects of warming on the Antarctic.
In the long term Antarctica will become more "green" as temperatures rise and mosses and grasses grow and it may even become more suitable for human habitation.