Sao Paulo (AFP) – Scientists in Antarctica have recorded a new record temperature of 20.75 degrees Celsius (69.35 Fahrenheit), breaking the barrier of 20 degrees for the first time on the continent, a researcher said Thursday.”We’d never seen a temperature this high in Antarctica,” Brazilian scientist Carlos Schaefer told AFP.He cautioned that the reading, taken at a monitoring station on an island off the continent’s northern tip on February 9, “has no meaning in terms of a climate-change trend,” because it is a one-off temperature and not part of a long-term data set.But news that the icy co…

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