Eastern Antarctica registers temperatures 70 degrees above normal, as ‘unprecedented heat wave’ baffles scientists

View of a glacier at Chiriguano Bay in South Shetland Islands, Antarctica on Nov. 7, 2019. (Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

Temperatures 70 degrees above normal in eastern Antarctica have baffled scientists, who say that the “unprecedented heat wave” has already changed the way experts think about the Antarctic climate system.