Antarctic Watch Headlines 08/04/2022

Investigatings drivers of Antarctic ice retreat, 2022-08-03
An investigation of how an Antarctic ice sheet melted thousands of years ago will improve contemporary climate models and projections of rising sea level, according to a recently published study with contributions from The University of Alabama.

Australia’s concerns about China’s Antarctic activities are overblown
The Australian Financial Review, 2022-08-04
As tensions rise over Taiwan, Antarctica could provide opportunities for co-operation and a way for Canberra to stabilise the relationship.

Capturing the Arctic and Antarctic
GIM International, 2022-08-04
Capturing and measuring the environment in the Arctic and Antarctic is a particularly challenging job. The area of interest is often covered by a

Turkish scientists start observing Antarctic data on atmospheric particulates
Radio Pakistan, 2022-08-03
Scientists in Türkiye have started to observe data on particulates in the atmosphere above Antarctica collected via satellite and ground-based systems. According to geomatic engineer Mahmut Oguz Selbesoglu,

Increased levels of fluorinated chemicals in Antarctic snow cores, scientific research
Uruguay News, 2022-08-02
Scientists have recorded markedly increased levels of ‘fluorinated forever chemicals’ in Antarctic snow which are thought to have originated from the use of CFC-replacements.

University of Southampton: Warm waters marching south threaten the East Antarctic Ice Sheet
India Education Diary, 2022-08-03
New research from the University of Southampton has revealed for the first time how changes in Southern Ocean circulation are melting the East Antarctic ice sheet. The research shows how warming waters off East Antarctica are linked to a reorganisation of water masses that could potentially compromise the stability of the East Antarctic ice sheet.

Rajya Sabha passes Bill for protecting Antarctic environment
Asian News International, 2022-08-01
The Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the Indian Antarctic Bill, 2022 to assist in protecting the frozen continent where India operates research centres and is part of several scientific explorations.

Bill on laws to govern Antarctic research stations passed
The Statesman on, 2022-08-01
Piloted in the Upper House by Earth Sciences Minister Jitendra Singh, the Indian Antarctic Bill, 2022 was passed with a voice vote after a brief discussion