According to new data released by the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, the South Pole recorded its warmest-ever year with average temps reaching -54.2°F or -47.9°C. Records started being kept at the South Pole in 1957.
The previous record-warm temperatures were in 2002 when it hit -54.4°F. According to NASA measurements, last year was the second-warmest year on record across the globe. Global temperature records have been kept since the late 1800s.
The warmest year on record for the whole planet was 2005.