Antarctic Headlines 03/12/2020

Sixfold jump in polar ice loss lifts global oceans
The Japan Times, 2020-03-12
PARIS – Greenland and Antarctica are shedding six times more ice than during the 1990s, driving a higher sea level that could bring annual flooding by 2100 in regions that now are home to 400 million people, scientists have warned. The kilometers-thick ice sheets atop land masses at the planet’s extremities sloughed off 6.4 trillion tons of …

Live updates: Dow plummets after Trump’s coronavirus travel ban fails to calm investors
Washington Post, 2020-03-12
The pneumonia-like illness has spread to every continent save Antarctica since it first emerged in China late last year, sickening more than 120,000 people and claiming more than 4,300 lives. More than 1,000 cases and 30 fatalities have been confirmed in the United States. “The travel ban to Europe ex-UK was met with consternation …

Coronavirus: Cardi B hints she may relocate to Antarctica
PM NEWS Nigeria, 2020-03-12
In an Instagram video, the 27-year-old mother of one reassured her fans that she had a major plan on how to stay free of the viral disease. She jokingly said that she would be relocating to Antarctica with her family till the end of the outbreak. Whilst applying hand sanitiser, she said ”Government! Government! I know something is getting …

Cardi B says she’s moving to Antarctica (video)
Rolling Out, 2020-03-12
In light of the prolific virus and its frightening reach, Cardi has opted for the icy continent of Antarctica, realizing that it may be the only place on earth that has not been impacted at this point. “I’ll make sure I say Hi to Santa Claus for yaaaa .B—- s— just hit the fan! (sic)” she captioned the video. She was half joking about …

Will heat stop the spread of new virus? No one really knows
News4Jax, 2020-03-12
As outbreaks of the new coronavirus that first emerged in China continue to spread in more than 100 countries — particularly those experiencing winter — one of the biggest unanswered questions is how it will behave in warmer weather.

Coronavirus: What is a pandemic and what happens next?
Metro, 2020-03-12
Experts say more countries may impose lockdown measures after the World Health Organisation characterised Covid-19 as a pandemic.

Markets dive, despite dramatic Fed intervention in short-term lending markets to try to calm coronavirus worries
Washington Post, 2020-03-12
The Dow cratered nearly 1,500 points to fall into a bear market, which marks a 20-percent drop its all-time high. The pneumonia-like illness has spread to every continent save Antarctica since it first emerged in China late last year, sickening more than 120,000 people and claiming thousands of lives. The United States has more than 1,000 …

Coronavirus: Four of the worst pandemics in history from Spanish Flu to HIV
Metro, 2020-03-12
has officially declared coronavirus to be a pandemic, three months after it first emerged in China. Since it was first detected Covid-19 has spread to every continent on earth except Antarctica, impacting over 100 countries and infecting over 100,

More Navy Ships Headed to South, Central America to Stop Drug-Trafficking
Military.com, 2020-03-12
There will be an “enhanced presence of ships” and an overall increase in forces in the SOUTHCOM area of responsibility, which covers the Caribbean to Antarctica, Adm. Craig Faller said. At a Pentagon news conference, Faller gave no timeframe for when the additional assets would begin arriving but said, “we’re going to be moving out smartly.”

Will heat stop the spread of new coronavirus? No one really knows
The Japan Times, 2020-03-12
The virus has reached every continent except Antarctica but has yet to cause major outbreaks in the Southern Hemisphere. Some key questions on how the virus might behave once the temperature rises: “We have to assume that the virus will continue to have the capacity to spread, and it’s a false hope to say yes, it will just disappear in the …

Coronavirus 101: Information on Los Angeles County
Los Angeles Daily News, 2020-03-12
Yes, coronavirus is a pandemic of international dimensions. But it’s also a local disease. While data and stories about the virus in current hot zones like China, Iran and Italy are important, that information might be less useful to you than what is or isn’t happening at your kid’s school,

Coronavirus 101: Information on Riverside County
The Press-Enterprise, 2020-03-12
Most of the cases and deaths have been reported in China, Iran and Italy, but the disease has touched 115 countries and every continent except Antarctica. (The website WorldOMeter, which provides information and statistics about international events, offers daily updates.) But testing has been more common in some countries, and virtually …

Five stories you may have missed because of the coronavirus pandemic
Euronews, 2020-03-12
Earth’s ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting six times faster than they were in the nineties, scientists say. This accelerates the timeline of climate change and flooding countermeasures that need to be taken. Two separate papers published in Nature show that the loss of ice has pushed global sea levels up by 17.8 millimetres.

COLUMN-Low-cost producers near Asia will suffer least in Saudi oil supply war: Russell
CNBC, 2020-03-12
The move by ADNOC to boost output came days after Saudi Arabia said it would lift production to a record 12.3 million bpd in April, up from 9.7 million bpd in February. It may seem a somewhat arcane change,

Charles tells wildlife filmmaker to ‘keep up the good work’
Shropshire Star, 2020-03-12
Buchanan is now due to head to Australia, for a project tracking bats, which involves attaching a small £30,000 camera to the mammals in order to follow them at nighttime. On where he hopes to travel to next, he said: “I’ve been to every continent but for Antarctica. “So I think Antarctica is the one place that I still want to get to.”

Coronavirus 101: Information on San Bernardino County
The San Bernardino Sun, 2020-03-12
Most of the cases and deaths have been reported in China, Iran and Italy, but the disease has touched 115 countries and every continent except Antarctica. (The website WorldOMeter, which provides information and statistics about international events, offers daily updates.) But testing has been more common in some countries, and virtually …

Will governments pass the first test of the Paris climate agreement in 2020?
climatechangenews.com, 2020-03-12
And increasing scientific evidence about global warming – from dying coral reefs to melting Antarctic ice – is raising pressure for far more urgent action. Also, the Paris Agreement won enough ratifications to enter into force far quicker than expected, in November 2016. That is heaping pressure on governments to do more in 2020 to limit …

Trump Suspending Travel From Europe to US, Citizens And Others Exempt
CBS Boston / WBZ, 2020-03-12
There are 118,000 cases globally and more than 4,000 deaths, the agency said, and the virus has found a foothold on every continent except for Antarctica. The White House is already proposing to Congress certain economic relief measures to help mitigate the coronavirus’ economic effect. In the weeks since the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite …

Beijing is enforcing a 14-day quarantine on international travelers, as coronavirus cases surge in Europe and US
KEYT, 2020-03-12
Since then, the virus has spread to every continent apart from Antarctica. More than 126,000 infections have been reported worldwide. At least 68,216 have recovered, while more than 4,600 have died, according to a running count by Johns Hopkins University. The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed the novel coronavirus as a pandemic on …

50 Cargoes Of Nigerian Crude Stranded On The High Seas
LEADERSHIP Newspaper, 2020-03-12
The agency said latest figures revealed that there are 118,000 cases, more than 4,000 deaths, adding that the virus has found a foothold on every continent except for Antarctica. „We have never before seen a pandemic sparked by a coronavirus. And we have never before seen a pandemic that can be controlled at the same time,“ WHO director …