I wonder how the martians are going to tackle this problem. Climate change hits Mars - Times Online From The Sunday Times April 29, 2007 Climate change hits Mars Recommend? (22) Mars is being hit by rapid climate change and it is happening so fast that the red planet could lose its southern ice cap, writes Jonathan Leake. Scientists from Nasa say that Mars has warmed by about 0.5C since the 1970s. This is similar to the warming experienced on Earth over approximately the same period. Since there is no known life on Mars it suggests rapid changes in planetary climates could be natural phenomena.