Antarctic Headlines 02/15/2020

Climate Crisis Weekly: The decline of the penguins
Electrek, 2020-02-15
Scientists on an Antarctic expedition found that chinstrap penguin populations have plummeted. Half of US pollution deaths occur in states where the pollution didn’t start, according to a new study. Globally, air pollution from fossil fuels costs $8 billion per day. And more… Antarctica’s chinstrap penguins (pictured above) are suffering …

Ice melting in Antarctic could triple sea level rise of previous century: study
ECNS, 2020-02-15
Within this century, ice melting in the Antarctic alone could cause the global sea level to rise up to three times as much as it did in the entire last century, the Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research (PIK) announced on Friday. “While we saw about 19 centimeters of sea-level rise in the past 100 years, Antarctic ice-loss could lead to …

Court Accepts Judgement Over Jurisdiction, in Richard Meyer Vs Mark Waid
Bleeding Cool, 2020-02-15
Charges of defamation, both online and at a comic convention in Houston and regarding tortious interference over Antarctic Press’ decision to drop the publication of Meyers’ Jawbreakers graphic novel were made against Meyer by Waid, opposed in full by Waid. But the first legal judgments that have come down have not been over the merits of …

Accelerate battle against climate change
The Gulf Today, 2020-02-15
Scientists in Antarctica have recorded a new record temperature of 20.75 degrees Celsius breaking the barrier of 20 degrees for the first time on the continent, and this should serve as a warning call for the world to expedite collective action against climate change. Brazilian scientist Carlos Schaefer insists that Antarctica has never seen a …

Why animal holidays are significant
The Star, 2020-02-15
Many would be pleasantly surprised to know that one of the largest mammals, humpback whales, travel annually in their thousands from Antarctic to Kenya. The main impetus of celebrating animal holidays is for honor purposes. In celebrating animal holidays, it not only creates an opportunity for spreading awareness about the specific animal and …

Thousands of rare ice balls line up clustered along Lake Michigan’s shoreline
clickondetroit.com, 2020-02-15
The ice balls vary in size and shape. Ice balls are generally found in the Great Lakes and Antarctica, where there are rolling waves and low temperatures. However, similar ice boulders have been spotted along shorelines in California and Russia as well. “Mexico’s beach is much better,” said one Facebook user while sending a picture of a …