Antarctica, known for its icy landscapes, is revealing a surprising transformation. The continent hosts only two flowering plant species — Antarctic hair grass and Antarctic pearlwort; however, due to the frigid weather, they proved difficult to grow.
Yet, as global temperatures rise, researchers say the continent is witnessing remarkable changes. Studying the growth of these native plants on Signy Island for over a decade, they discovered not only denser populations but also accelerated growth.
This intriguing shift highlights the profound impact of climate change, even in the most unexpected corners of our planet.