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Scientists in Antarctica have recorded a new record temperature of 20.75 degrees Celsius breaking the barrier of 20 degrees for the first time on the continent, and this should serve as a warning call for the world to expedite collective action against climate change.
The viral pictures show the Antarctic turning red near a former British research station due to microscopic algae that can survive in freezing temperatures.
Even the world's coldest continent is not immune to rising global temperatures, with scientists recording the first-ever heatwave event in Antarctica over the 2019-20 summer period.
Parts of the Antarctic Peninsula will change colour as "green snow" caused by blooming algae is expected to spread with increases in global temperatures, research showed on Wednesday.