Antarctic Watch Headlines 09/08/2022

Antarctic stations are plagued by sexual harassment. It’s time for things to change, 2022-09-06
Antarctic science had its own #MeToo moment. Science magazine published a piece on allegations of abuse of female geoscientists in Antarctica—the most remote environment in the world.

Antarctic ‘Doomsday glacier’ hanging on ‘by its fingernails,’ study says. How it’s melting.
USA Today, 2022-09-07
Warmed by ocean currents, the Thwaites Glacier could collapse in a few years and raise sea levels by several feet

Warning over Antarctic ice sheet ‘holding on by its fingernails’
YAHOO!News, 2022-09-06
A massive ice sheet in West Antarctica has retreated twice as fast as previously thought over the past 200 years, researchers claim. The loss of the Thwaites Glacier, which is roughly the size of Florida,

Risk of climate tipping points escalates at 1.5C warming: study
RFI, 2022-09-08
Failing to achieve the Paris agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C could trigger multiple dangerous “tipping points” where changes to climate systems become self-sustaining, according

Cold, hard facts missing from Antarctic cooling post
Australian Associated Press, 2022-09-07
Antarctic temperatures are highly variable but there has been an overall warming trend for the past four decades. A Facebook user claims temperatures in Antarctica have declined over the past 40 years,

Previously Unknown Loss of Antarctic Ice Discovered by NASA – “Antarctica Is Crumbling at Its Edges”
SciTech Daily, 2022-09-05
New NASA 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. In forecasting global sea level rise,

Antarctic ‘Doomsday Glacier’ at risk of receding faster than previously feared
Washington Times, 2022-09-06
A new study of the Antarctic seafloor suggests that the massive Thwaites Glacier, part of a larger ice sheet, could start receding faster and hasten a rise in sea levels.

New seafloor images off the West Antarctic Ice Sheet upend understanding of Thwaites Glacier retreat, 2022-09-05
The Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica—about the size of Florida—has been an elephant in the room for scientists trying to make global sea level rise predictions.

2021 Saw Record Sea Levels And Ocean Warming And ‘Huge Swings’ in Antarctic Sea Ice, Latest Climate Report Confirms
Forbes, 2022-09-02
Records were broken again in 2021 with greenhouse gases, ocean heat and global sea levels the highest ever recorded, the latest State of the Climate report confirms.

UltiSat Awarded NOAA Contract to Provide Satellite Communication Services for Antarctic Operations
YAHOO!Finance, 2022-09-08
UltiSat, a global provider of critical communications solutions, announced the award of a multi-year contract from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Joint Polar Satellite Systems (JPSS) program.