Antarctic Watch Headlines 08/25/2022

Antarctic Glaciers Are Melting Away at the Fastest Rate in 5,500 Years
SciTech Daily, 2022-08-25
A study finds that two major glaciers in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) are losing ice at the fastest rate for at least 5,500 years. The huge glaciers that reach deep into the core of the ice sheet might contribute up to 3.

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.

Antarctic-South Pole: Wendy Searle’s solo ski record bid
BBC, 2022-08-23
A mother-of-four is aiming to become the fastest woman to ski solo from the Antarctic coast to the South Pole. Wendy Searle, 44, from Penallt, Monmouthshire, completed the 715-mile (1,150km) trek in 2019-2020,

‘Boaty McBoatface’ docks in Belfast after Antarctic sea trials
RTE Online, 2022-08-23
A new scientific research vessel which will help to combat climate change has docked in Belfast after sea trials in the Antarctic – complete with its Co Derry captain. The RRS Sir David Attenborough is a £200 million state of the art ship packed with …

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 Foundation Set To Launch The Antarctic AAL Token
MarketWatch, 2022-08-18
Aug 18, 2022 (Vehement Media via COMTEX) — Environmental protection-driven institution, the Antarctic (AAL) Foundation, announces plans to launch the sale of the Antarctic AAL token with free allotment in airdrops Panama, Pakistan, 18th Aug 2022 …

Pioneering Antarctic expeditioners reflect on what drew them to the frozen continent, what they learnt
The Courier-Mail, 2022-08-20
Mr Betts, 76, said he had been on close to 40 expeditions to Antarctica since the late 1960s, serving as voyage leader on 12 and deputy leader on five. “I got paid for 40 years to have fun,” he said.

Antarctic Heritage has selected three young explorers for the Geographic South Pole ski expedition in November
Uruguay News, 2022-08-23
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 …

New data set release: U.S. National Ice Center Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice Charts in SIGRID-3 Format
Arctic Sea Ice, 2022-08-22
[email protected] is pleased to announce the release of the U.S. National Ice Center Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice Charts in SIGRID-3 Format, Version 1 data set. This data set contains Arctic and Antarctic-wide sea ice charts that have information on sea ice concentration,