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May 14th, 2010

Warmest year on record for the South Pole

Thanks to Darcy Winslow (a leading figure in the business sustainablity movement, also a 2041 alumni and team leader!) for sharing this news story with the 2041 team.

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The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, where the temperature data is recorded.

2009 was the warmest year on record for the South Pole since 1957, when temperature records began. The average temperature for the year at the South Pole was negative 54.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 2009 was also the second warmest year on record for the planet, in a period extending back to the late 1800s when near-global measurements were first recorded. Read more here.