Antarctic Watch Headlines 04/02/2023

Antarctic ice melt poses grave risk to ocean circulation, new study finds
CNN on, 2023-04-01
Michael Holmes interviews Matthew England, one of the scientists behind a new study showing that melting Antarctic ice poses a grave risk for the global climate.

Melting Antarctic could impact oceans ‘for centuries’, 2023-04-01
Rapidly melting Antarctic ice threatens to dramatically slow deep-water currents in the world’s oceans, scientists say, impacting the spread of fresh water, oxygen and life-sustaining nutrients for centuries.

What caused the record-low Antarctic sea ice in austral summer 2022?, 2023-03-31
Antarctic sea ice is an important component of the climate system, and may act as an early indicator of climate change. Under global warming, significant changes in Antarctic sea ice have been observed.

Antarctic Ice Marathon runner Glenn Rush swaps Pilbara heat for freezing temperatures
Australian Broadcasting Corporation on, 2023-04-02
Pilbara resident Glenn Rush swaps sweat for snow alongside 140 other chill-seekers in a 42-kilometre marathon across Antarctica.

Crucial Antarctic ocean circulation heading for collapse if planet-warming pollution remains high, scientists warn
CNN on, 2023-03-29
Melting ice in the Antarctic is not just raising sea levels but slowing down the circulation of deep ocean water with vast implications for the global climate and for marine life, a new study warns.

‘All’ governments ‘know’ Russia is ‘violating’ iconic Antarctic mining ban
Daily Maverick on, 2023-04-02
In the first public rebuke of Russian ‘exploration activities’ by a senior figure long active within Antarctic diplomacy, the American lawyer James Barnes says a Kremlin oil and gas seismic vessel set to arrive in Cape Town on Monday is ‘violating’ the mining ban he fought to introduce.

Rising Antarctic ice melt will dramatically slow global ocean flows – study
Reuters on, 2023-03-29
Rapidly melting Antarctic ice is dramatically slowing down the flow of water through the world’s oceans, and could have a disastrous impact on global climate, the marine food chain and even the stability of ice shelves,

Op-Ed: Slowing Antarctic currents could be a bullet for generations to come
Digital Journal, 2023-04-01
New research by the University of New South Wales published in Nature states that Antarctic currents could slow by 40 percent by the 2050s. Combined with an accelerating Antarctic melt after this summer,

Salmon’s secret: Antarctic krill used in fish feed
The Australian, 2023-04-02
Australian salmon producers have confirmed using Antarctic krill in fish feed, as a leading scientist quits the krill industry’s expert panel, concluding krill harvesting is “wrong” and should be banned.

Torrents of Antarctic meltwater are slowing the currents that drive our vital ocean ‘overturning’ – and threaten its collapse
The Conversation, 2023-03-29
In a plot reminiscent of the 2004 movie The Day After Tomorrow?, Australian scientists are warning that the Southern Ocean’s deep “overturning” circulation is slowing and headed for collapse.