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A changing climate

The coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth was -89.2 degrees Centigrade at the Russian Vostok Station in East Antarctica.

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Sheldon Glacier retreats

The spires and peaks of the Sheldon Glacier, Adelaide Island, where it meets the ocean off the Antarctic Peninsula. Glaciers in this region are retreating fast and scientists are studying the resulting contribution to global sea-level rise.