Antarctic Headlines 03/07/2020

Humpback whales, icebergs and a below-freezing swim: A kayaking adventure in Antarctica
Metro, 2020-03-07
Humpback whales, icebergs and a below-freezing swim: A kayaking adventure in Antarctica A deafening blast of air broke the calm, making us stop in our tracks. Our kayaking group fell silent as a giant humpback whale surfaced 10 metres away from us,

Climate Crisis Weekly: This couple grew a forest in India, and tigers came
Electrek, 2020-03-07
Hey, New Yorkers: ’80s rocker Billy Idol wants you to stop “idling” your fossil-fuel cars. American station in Antarctica records the warmest February in 53 years. And more… Aditya and Poonam Singh love nature and wildlife. In 1998, Aditya, a civil servant in Delhi, and Poonam, an artist, moved to remote Rajasthan. They bought land next …

UN refuses to call coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, scientists disagree
Euronews, 2020-03-07
Experts say threshold has long been met Many experts say that threshold has long been met: The virus that was first identified in China is now spreading freely in four regions, it has reached every continent but Antarctica, and its advance seems unavoidable. The disease has managed to gain a foothold and multiply quickly even in countries with …

As virus outbreaks multiply, UN declines to declare pandemic
KSAT, 2020-03-07
As cases of the coronavirus surge in Italy, Iran, South Korea, the U.S. and elsewhere, many scientists say it’s plain that the world is in the grips of a pandemic — a serious global outbreak.

Your favourite winter destinations are getting warmer thanks to climate change
The Star, 2020-03-07
Adding to the grim prognosis, a report last week said that the temperature in the northern Antarctic peninsula hit an all-time high of 18.3°C (64.9°F) on Feb 6. In a nutshell, the world has become warmer. So, melting ice will raise sea levels and flood previously dry land, while islands sink. Winter images, in some areas, will be consigned to …

Nearly Half of 46 California Cruise Ship Passengers Tested Have Coronavirus, as U.S. Cases Top 400
U.S. News & World Report, 2020-03-07
SUNDAY, March 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Nearly half of the 46 passengers tested aboard a cruise ship anchored off the California coast have the new coronavirus, Vice President Mike Pence announced Friday,

As virus outbreaks multiply, UN declines to declare pandemic
Washington Post, 2020-03-07
LONDON — As cases of the coronavirus surge in Italy, Iran, South Korea, the U.S. and elsewhere, many scientists say it’s plain that the world is in the grips of a pandemic — a serious global …