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    Antarctic Extreme Events

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    Delegation of the United Kingdom
    Submitted By:
    Dr Martin Collins (United Kingdom)
    Approved By:
    Dr Martin Collins (United Kingdom)
    Siegert MJ, Bentley MJ, Atkinson A, Bracegirdle TJ, Convey P, Davies B, Downie R, Hogg AE, Holmes C, Hughes KA, Meredith MP, Ross N, Rumble J and Wilkinson J (2023), Antarctic extreme events. Front. Environ. Sci. 11:1229283. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2023.12292

    Siegert et al. (2023) seeks to describe the kind of extreme environmental events that have been observed in Antarctica in recent years that are significantly different to the average ranges of variability across a variety of realms (ocean, atmosphere, cryosphere, biosphere etc). The paper considers the likely causes and implications of such phenomena and concludes that such extreme events are virtually certain to become more frequent and more intense if the ambition of the Paris Climate Agreement is not met.