Antarctic Watch Headlines 01/01/2020

Happy New Year 2020!

New Cruise Ships to Set Sail for Antarctica
New York Times, 2020-01-01
As the number of travelers cruising Antarctica swells, polar expedition companies are launching sustainable vessels designed for these bucket-list trips. According to the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators, approximately 56,000 tourists visited Antarctica in the 2018-2019 season, a 53 percent increase from the 2014-2015 season.

Chinese president delivers 2020 New Year speech, vowing to achieve first centenary goal
ECNS, 2019-12-31
He highlighted advances in science and technology. Chang’e-4 probe made a historic landing on the moon’s far side; the Long March-5 Y3 carrier rocket was successfully launched; polar icebreaker Xuelong 2 set sail on its maiden voyage to the Antarctic. A new batch of pilot free trade zones were established, the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone was …

The year in weather; the decade in climate
Buffalo News, 2020-01-01
The attribution between warming and increased coastal flooding is undeniable. Melting glaciers and freshwater ice on Greenland and Antarctica contribute to rising sea levels. In addition, the warming of the oceans causes water to expand in volume, increasing the rate of rise in many parts of the globe. Of great concern is the acceleration in …

Seawolves: A lifetime dedicated to ocean conservation, 2020-01-01
Marine conservation organisations are pushing for ocean havens to be vastly expanded. Greenpeace has mounted a pole-to-pole Arctic-to-Antarctic expedition to lobby the UN to come up with an international legally-binding treaty that protect at least 30% of the world’s deep oceans from human activities and industrial fishing by 2030. The UN is …

Allergic to work, 2019-12-11
If I was going to do something (for my allergies). I would have to move to Alaska or Antarctica. I’d have to live in a bubble. I can’t avoid the environment and I can’t avoid this profession. … Allergies are just another thing” to deal with.

Badass Lady Astronaut Candidates: Meet NASA’s Class of 2013
Autostraddle, 2013-09-03
As part of her research, Hammock did two winter seasons in Greenland and one season in Antarctica. Most recently, she has served as station chief for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate and Atmosphere Observatory at Cape …

Best Of New Zealand: Maori Culture & Mountain Coastlines
Wanderlust, 2020-01-01
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Introducing Reladomo – Enterprise Open Source Java ORM, Batteries Included!
InfoQ, 2017-03-28
Reladomo is an enterprise grade Java ORM developed at Goldman Sachs and released as an open source project in 2016 … t2.SYNONYM_VAL in ( ‘ABC’, ‘XYZ’ ) and t1.MATURITY_DATE < ‘2020-01-01’ and t3.FROM_Z <= ‘2017-03-02 00:00:00.000’ and t3.THRU_Z …

‘Just stop it ok’, Emma Thompson shuts down royal wedding talk
Reuters, 2019-12-24
Actress Emma Thompson makes it clear she does not want to talk about the royal wedding. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

“Supergirl” Episode 505 Recap: Tidal Wave of Feelings
Autostraddle, 2019-11-04
Brainy tracks RipRoar to Antarctica, so Supergirl and the Martian Manhunter go there to fight him and stop him from melting the polar ice caps. They make a whirlpool to stop the flood while Dreamer stays back in National City to use her dream energy to …