Antarctic Headlines 01/14/2020

‘Black-ish’ Star Jenifer Lewis Rips Climate Change Deniers After Antarctica Trip
TMZ, 2020-01-14
The “Black-ish” star was on “TMZ Live” Tuesday to make a passionate plea to save the planet from the effects of man-made pollution. She told us her recent trip to Antarctica inspired her to start speaking out — and even write a song — about the devastation climate change is causing around the world. She says she spent 2-and-a-half weeks on a …

Minneapolis man among 6 to make record Antarctica voyage by rowboat, 2020-01-14
They dodged icebergs, held their breaths as giant whales breached near their small boat and rode building-sized waves while rowing 24 hours a day toward Antarctica. The team of men from four countries finished crossing the Drake Passage on Dec. 25 in just under two weeks after pushing off from the southern tip of South America. “This is a …

Chinese scientist sets up new record in Antarctica expedition
ECNS, 2020-01-14
That meant Wen was walking with the sleigh more than 12 hours a day on average. Even before he entered the Antarctic Plateau, the wind speeds grew to 26 m/s and visibility was zero. The temperature further plummeted to -40°C on the plateau, which meant Wen had to walk on ice and through heavy snow. “The wind gusts even blew my coat away.

These are the Beautiful (and Tragic) Winners of the 2019 Ocean Art Photo Contest
PetaPixel, 2020-01-14
The undeniably eye-catching action shot shows a crab-eater seal moving between chunks of ice in the freezing water of the Antarctic: Caption: During an expedition on a small sailboat, we explored the Antarctica Peninsula by diving below the surface. Although the conditions were extreme with a temperature of -1°C, we documented extraordinary …

Earth’s ocean temps hottest ever in modern history, 2020-01-14
Warmer ocean temperatures could also cause a breakdown in ocean currents. RELATED Coral fossils show Southern Ocean current sensitive to wind conditions “I’m particularly worried about the effect of Southern Ocean warming on the destabilization of the Antarctic Ice Shelves, which could lead to not only feet but meters of sea level rise by the …

Mount Adams event center with panoramic views opens for fine-dining popups every Monday
The Business Journals, 2020-01-14
Funky’s Catering Events took over the former Celestial Steakhouse in Mount Adams last year, and now they’re letting the public back in for dinner service every Monday.

7 billion-year-old stardust found in Australian meteorite, 2020-01-14
Some of the grains were 5.5 billion years old. The sun is only 4.6 billion years old, while the Earth is 4.5 billion years old. RELATED Stardust found in Antarctic snow, scientists say Because the presolar grain existed inside their host stars for several hundred million years before they were cast out into space by supernovae, researchers …

Tech Startup Fileboard Pivots to Form Insurance Software Solution 20 Miles
TMCnet, 2020-01-14
The pivot to 20 Miles is inspired by the South Pole expedition of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. In a race with the British expedition to reach the South Pole first, Amundsen resolved to travel 20 miles every day in the Antarctic tundra, ultimately reaching the pole first. The story of Amundsen’s tenacity had a large influence on the CEO’s …