How warming weather will reshape the Antarctic Peninsula
Rapidly-increasing temperatures are projected to expose large swaths of western Antarctic land by 2100.
This story appears in the November 2018 issue of National Geographic magazine.
The western side of the Antarctic Peninsula has been experiencing some of the fastest warming winters on the planet since observations began in the 1950s. As glaciers retreat, they expose bare, rocky land, altering the ecosystem to provide more habitat for some native species—but also for invasive ones.
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