Antarctic Watch Headlines 08/19/2022

Antarctic Ice Melting Could Be 40 Percent Faster Than Thought: Study
Newsweek on, 2022-08-19
Antarctica’s ice shelves could be melting 40 percent faster than feared, according to new research. The floating edges act as a break for glaciers—offering a critical line of defense against rising sea levels.

How the exploitation of Antarctic krill for dietary supplements poses a big threat to whales
EIA International, 2022-08-19
The new report Krill, Baby, Krill by our colleagues at Changing Markets Foundation investigates the main culprits responsible for the plundering of the cornerstone species of the Antarctic food web –

Antarctic Heritage has selected three young explorers for the Geographic South Pole ski expedition in November
Uruguay News, 2022-08-19
The Antarctic Heritage Trust’s Inspiring Explorers Expedition to attempt to ski to the Geographic South Pole, has selected three candidates for the coming November challenge, which coincides with the 150th anniversary since the birth of legendary polar explorer Roald Amundsen,

Satellite imagery shows Antarctic ice shelf crumbling faster than thought
Reuters, 2022-08-11
Antarctica’s coastal glaciers are shedding icebergs more rapidly than nature can replenish the crumbling ice, doubling previous estimates of losses from the world’s largest ice sheet over the past 25 years,

Recent studies find previously unknown loss of Antarctic ice, 2022-08-10
New research on Antarctica, including the first map of iceberg calving, doubles the previous estimates of loss from ice shelves and details how the continent is changing.

Fate of ‘sleeping giant’ East Antarctic ice sheet ‘in our hands’ – study
The Guardian, 2022-08-10
Melting of the world’s biggest ice sheet would cause catastrophic sea level rise, but can be avoided with fast climate action

NASA Study Reveals Decades of Antarctic Ice Loss That Went Under the Radar
CNET, 2022-08-12
Since 1997, the edge of Antarctica’s ice sheet has lost about 12 trillion metric tons of ice, according to a NASA-led study based on satellite imagery and published Wednesday in the journal Nature. That rather alarming fact is made worse by the researchers’ realization that this figure is twice what previous estimates suggested and that ice loss is likely to accelerate in tandem with Earth’s climate warming as a result of human-induced climate change.

Antarctic Foundation Set To Launch The Antarctic AAL Token
Daily Herald, 2022-08-18
Foundation, announces plans to launch the sale of the Antarctic AAL token with free allotment in airdrops. Panama,

From the MTG: Bay butter gifted to Antarctic expedition
The New Zealand Herald, 2022-08-19
There’s an image in the Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust collection portraying a precursor to a significant event in Aotearoa / New Zealand and Antarctic history. Photographed by Charles Sorrell, the image features a horse and cart with driver,