Antarctic Watch Headlines 01/27/2020

Antarctica’s biggest glacier still losing ice, thinning in a new way, 2020-01-27
Jan. 27 (UPI) –Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica’s biggest glacier, continues to lose ice, but its thinning patterns are evolving in increasingly complex and unexpected ways. New research suggests the glacier is now shedding ice mass in a manner opposite of what was previously observed. Using fresh data collected by the European Space Agency’s …

Record-breaking explorer Mike Horn has this advice for embracing failure
CNBC, 2020-01-27
Extreme adventurer Mike Horn says embracing failure is a learning process that makes life “broader” and helps break mental boundaries. Horn was sharing the lessons he’d learned as an explorer in a talk at the World Economic Forum in Davos,

These Are The Cities Most People Will Move To From Sea-Level Rise 
Forbes, 2020-01-27
Sea-level is rising, causing susceptible coastal cities to experience more extreme floods. These are the cities where people are likely to migrate to from increasingly flooded coastal cities. Hurricane Harvey was a perfect example of the migration impacts a major storm and flooding has on people.

Model predicts future phytoplankton boom in tropics, 2020-01-27
RELATED Powerful deep-ocean vents fuel phytoplankton blooms off Antarctica Researchers said their findings aren’t proof that climate change won’t negatively impact marine ecosystems, only that phytoplankton communities are more resilient than previously suggested. And if climate change continues unabated, scientists warned that the results …

For a Long Trip, the Secret to Happiness Is Packing Less 
Bloomberg on, 2020-01-27
At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all our luxury fields—food, wine, fashion, cars, real estate—to learn about their high-end hacks,

Weather conditions and past aviation accidents shed light on fatal Kobe Bryant crash 
Washington Post, 2020-01-27
On November 27, 1979, an Air New Zealand DC-10 flew into the side of Mt. Erebus in Antarctica during a sightseeing tour. The flight plan in the computer had programmed in the wrong coordinates, guiding the aircraft directly into the mountain. A layer of clouds blended with the snow-covered mountainside — likely obscuring the terrain to the …

Sarah Whitby takes oath as Falklands, South Georgia Senior Magistrate 
Uruguay News, 2020-01-27
and the British Antarctic Territory, as well as acting Judge for the Falkland Islands. Speaking at the ceremony, Mrs Whitby said she did not expect the honor of fulfilling this role towards the …

Local Elementary Student is a Finalist to Name the New Mars Rover, 2020-01-27
Here’s what Oliver wrote about the name in an essay: “Endurance” is the right name for the Mars 2020 Rover. The Endurance was the ship of Ernest Shackleton, a great leader and one of the first Antarctic explorers. Antarctica and Mars both have a harsh and unforgiving surface and environment. The Endurance was on a scientific mission …

Seabourn Introduces 270-Degree Constellation Lounge, 2020-01-27
Imagine glimpsing killer whales, waddling penguins, and sea lions in Antarctica; sleepy-eyed sloths, sprightly monkeys, and colorful parrots in the rainforests of South and Central America; and icebergs bobbing in the seas and waterfalls rushing over cliffs in the far reaches of the Arctic and Northern Europe – all from the comfort of the …

Turning climate change, with innovation, into an opportunity – #WEF20, 2020-01-27
What’s happening is the rest of the world on average, has gone up about one degree, Australia is now up two degrees – because of its proximity to the Antarctic and the way that the cold air/hot air currents were shifting – so in a way you’re …

A Nobel Prize for Donald Trump? 
Jewish Press, 2020-01-27
The Iranian regime’s Hezbollah subsidiary has been exporting terrorism, particularly against Jewish targets on every continent except perhaps Antarctica. Arch-terrorist Soleimani was pulling the strings at the center of this web, and his elimination was a serious blow to it. He was in the process of setting up proxy militias similar to …