Antarctic Watch Headlines 02/17/2020

UN says it will take months to verify high temp records in Antarctica
New York Post, 2020-02-17
BERLIN — Record high temperatures reportedly measured in Antarctica will take months to verify, the UN weather agency said Sunday. A spokesman for the World Meteorological Organization said the measurements made by researchers from Argentina and Brazil earlier this month have to undergo a formal process to ensure that they meet international …

An Iceberg Triple The Size Of San Francisco Breaks Off Antarctica’s Most Endangered Glacier
WBUR, 2020-02-17
This month, an iceberg nearly the size of Atlanta broke off in Antarctica. The glacier, known as Pine Island, is considered one of the fastest retreating glaciers in Antarctica, where the climate is changing rapidly. Some parts of the content recently experienced record-high temperatures of nearly 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The loss of large ice …

Planners talk about resilience in the face of climate change. We need to start using a different R word.
Washington Post, 2020-02-17
Martin C. Pedersen is executive director of the organization. Hundred-year floods. Record-breaking Antarctic heat. Wildfires and drought. The stories appear with numbing regularity. And though the details differ, they all point to the same grim conclusion. We’re failing to address climate change. With carbon emissions continuing to rise …

Fun facts about the mentors for the 2020 Mentoring Monday
The Business Journals, 2020-02-17
One has traveled to every continent, including Antarctica. Another grew up in Ireland. Some are big music fans, attending multiple Grateful Dead concerts and Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festivals.

Rising Antarctic temperatures spell doom
The Gulf Today, 2020-02-17
On Friday, temperatures on an island in Antarctica peaked, hitting over 20C. This followed a record week in which temperatures on the Antarctic Peninsula reached over 18C, the highest since a similar peak in March 2015. As the World Meteorological Organisation spokeswoman Clare Nullis told the press, it “is not a figure you would normally …

Jeff Bezos Will Attack Climate Change With His Own $10 Billion
TMZ, 2020-02-17
Valiant effort, for sure. This past year has seen some global catastrophes… from major flooding in Italy to ravaging fires throughout Australia. Most recently, Antarctica hit near 70 degrees … the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth’s coldest continent. Bezos — who in the past has been blasted for poor working conditions and low …

Bezos pledges $10 billion to fight climate change
East Bay Times, 2020-02-17
Letter: Bumble bee die out is caused in part by climate change Opinion: Peninsula cities must lead the world on climate change Letter: We raised gas prices for war; do it to cut emissions EPA ousts a California official; confusion ensues Antarctica just recorded its hottest temperature ever Bezos, who founded Amazon 25 years ago, has a stake in …