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Life finds a way: The blooming tale of flowery resilience in Antarctica.

Antarctica, the cold and icy continent is the fifth largest continent in the world. Antarctica is bigger than the whole of Europe combined, this continent is officially considered a desert because it is the driest continent on the planet. In a surprising turn of events, Flowers are blooming in Antarctica, This burst of life and bloom amongst the wintry wilderness has seized the attention of researchers and nature enthusiasts.

Antarctica photo by Pixabay

The Unkind soil

Artatica is known to be ill-tempered to the sprout of botanical life, and as such it only entertains two species of flowering plants. Antarctica hair grass(Deschampsia Antarctica), Antarctica pearlwort( colobanthus quitensis). These Plants have acclimated to the extreme conditions of the Antarctica environment, where the sun hardly shines and the soil is constantly frozen.

Climate change? Yes you guessed it, climate change!!

On social media, videos were made with sad songs playing in the background of people grieving the earth. The recent discovery news of the growing population of flowery plants withstanding the cold in Antarctica sparked rumors and fears, Researchers first dismissed it as an anomaly but further investigation has unveiled that these flowers are expanding and flourishing despite the odds. The reason for this is climate change as suspected by individuals. The truth is these flowers have been growing for a while in Antarctica, but researchers have compared their research from 50 years ago and these plants are growing rapidly. The Deschampia grew faster in a 10-year period than from 1960-2009 and the colobanthus grew five times additionally over the same Duration.

The viral lie

Recently a picture was taken over social media of purple flowers blooming in Antarctica, this picture was proven to be a Lie as it was taken close to an an iceberg in Greenland, not Antarctica. This doesn’t debunk the fact that flowery green plants are blooming in the icy wilderness now, and in rapid population. The picture was not a total miss as there is so many element of truth underneath the lie and it does bring some form of validation to the subject matter.

Hope blooms

As we focus on the issues of climate change and the dangers it poses to our planet at large, we should forget the mighty resilience of these flowers soldiering on in such harsh conditions. Perhaps another way to look at this story would be Hope, that despite the odds of life’s cold conditions figuratively and metaphorically Life does find a way. A powerful reminder, of Hope and bravery.

A call to unified action

Although, this story of resilience breeds comfort. It should also light a fire of unity in us. One that urges us to protect our planet. The consequences of a warmer Antarctica should not be ignored, this is a rallying cry for global climate action. Scientists are urging for a united effort to combat the effects of climate change and protect our fragile ecosystem. We should also play our part by fighting for our home, Our planet.

Our home, Our planet

Climate change, photo by Pixabay .

As scientists continue to unveil the mysteries of Antarctica’s flowery wonder, one thing stands. The flowers are not just a reminder of resilience or a botanical anomaly. It is a call to action, an urgent warning to protect the earth and defend her ecosystems from the threat of climate change. As the popular song in Frozen goes “The cold never bothered me anyway” The earth was never bothered by the icy comfort of Artantica.

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