Snowmelt in Antarctica Creeping Inland
The worst melting happened in the summer of 2004-2005, with snow and ice melting in unlikely places, the researchers report.
"2005 was an extreme event," said Marco Tedesco of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Records of surface temperatures confirm that it was an unusually warm year at the bottom of the world, as well as one of the warmest years on record for Earth.
(Via The Anomalist.)