The Briton made a swim in the river in the East Antarctica

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Briton Lewis Pugh was the first man in history to swim in the glacial river of Antarctica. The swimmer had been in the water more than 10 minutes at an ambient temperature of minus 20 degrees Celsius. About it reports TASS.

“This swim was certainly the worst in my life” – confessed thrill-seeker.

According to him, this act he wanted to draw public attention to the problem of climate change. “Wherever I look, there was a wide river, piercing his way through the ice caps of Antarctica. We are faced with a climate emergency situation”, – said the Briton.

Drink and used to do swim in Arctic and Antarctic waters. He became the first man to swim a kilometre in one of the ponds on the surface of the glaciers of Antarctica. In this case, none of the races the athlete did not use a wetsuit.

Earlier, the head of the Main geophysical Observatory of Roshydromet Vladimir Katz comes told that scientists do not question the fact of global warming. This is confirmed by many years of weather observations around the world.

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