Antarctic Headlines 02/08/2020

Antarctica Sets Record High Temperature: 64.9 Degrees
New York Times, 2020-02-08
“This is the foreshadowing of what is to come,” a researcher said. “It’s exactly in line of what we’ve been seeing for decades.” Antarctica, the coldest, windiest and driest continent on Earth, set a record high temperature on Thursday,

Antarctica appears to have broken heat record, hitting nearly 65 degrees
TwinCities.com, 2020-02-08
WASHINGTON — The temperature in northern Antarctica hit nearly 65 degrees, a likely heat record on the continent best known for snow, ice and penguins. The reading was taken Thursday at an Argentine research base and still needs to be verified by the World Meteorological Organization. “Everything we have seen thus far indicates a likely …

China’s polar icebreaker reaches Antarctica station
ECNS, 2020-02-08
China’s polar icebreaker Xuelong 2 reaches the sea near China’s Great Wall Station in Antarctica, February 7, 2020. (Photo/Xinhua) The Great Wall Station is the second Antarctic research station that Xuelong 2 has visited during China’s 36th Antarctic …

Global warming to blame for hottest day in Argentine Antarctica
Dhaka Tribune, 2020-02-08
Global warming is to blame for Argentine Antarctica recording its hottest day since readings began, Greenpeace said on Friday. Temperatures climbed to 18.3°C (64.9°F) at midday Thursday at the research station Esperanza base, the highest temperature on record since 1961, according to the National Meteorological Service. The previous record …

Antarctica breaks heat records
The Japan Times, 2020-02-08
WASHINGTON – The temperature in northern Antarctica has hit nearly 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18.3 Celsius), a likely heat record. The reading was taken Thursday at an Argentine research base and needs to be verified by the World Meteorological Organization. “Everything we have seen thus far indicates a likely legitimate record,” Randall …

Antarctica Breaks Heat Record
dtnpf.com, 2020-02-08
WASHINGTON (AP) — The temperature in northern Antarctica hit nearly 65 degrees (18.3 degrees Celsius), a likely heat record on the continent best known for snow, ice and penguins. The reading was taken Thursday at an Argentine research base and still needs to be verified by the World Meteorological Organization. “Everything we have seen thus …

Antarctica just registered its hottest temperature ever
FOX8 Cleveland, 2020-02-08
To be fair, it is summer in the Southern Hemisphere. But it’s not typical that the temperatures in Antarctica — one of the coldest places on Earth — are nearly the same as those in Southern California. The record-breaking temperature has not been verified by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which said it would convene a …

Argentine base in Antarctica recorded the hottest temperature ever for the continent
Uruguay News, 2020-02-08
A WMO committee will verify whether the temperature logged by Argentina’s national meteorological service is a new record for the Antarctic continent A research base in the Antarctic has …

Greenpeace blames global warming for record temperatures in Antarctica
Uruguay News, 2020-02-08
Global warming is to blame for Argentine Antarctica recording its hottest day since readings began, Greenpeace said on Friday. Temperatures climbed to 18.3 degrees Celsius (64.9 degrees Fahrenheit) at midday Thursday at the research station Esperanza base, the highest temperature on record since 1961, according to the National Meteorological …

Concrete action needed to tackle climate crisis
The Gulf Today, 2020-02-08
The World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) has indicated that the Antarctic saw a new temperature record of more than 18°C on Thursday and the matter is unquestionably a cause for worry as it can accelerate damage to the planet’s ice sheets and sea …

Real Oscar Winner: IRS, Collecting Tax On Each $225,000 ‘Gift’ Bag
Forbes, 2020-02-08
Companies pay a fee to donate goodies which nominees get for free. Everyone wants celebs to show off their gear, but celebs have to report it all as income to the IRS? How will IRS know? Imagine an IRS Form 1099 for $225,