Antarctic Watch Headlines 09/18/2022

Record of Antarctic ice sheet response to climate cycles found in rock samples
Phys.org, 2022-09-17
By analyzing unusual rock samples collected years ago in Antarctica, scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz, have discovered a remarkable record of how the East Antarctic Ice Sheet has responded to changes in climate over a period of 100,

Scientists chart 45 million years of Antarctic temperature change
Phys.org, 2022-09-15
Molecular fossils and machine learning have enabled scientists to build the first charts of Antarctic ocean temperatures over the past 45 million years, offering important insights into future sea level changes.

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 glacier may soon rapidly retreat, USF study finds
WFLA News Channel 8, 2022-09-17
Thwaites Glacier, also known as the Doomsday Glacier, in Antarctica is among the most vulnerable and concerning glaciers on the planet.

No, Russia did not exit the Antarctic Treaty or discover a new continent
Politifact, 2022-09-14
Russia is still listed as a member of the Antarctic Treaty, a decades-old agreement that facilitates global cooperation for the purposes of conducting scientific research in and around Antarctica. Russia was reported to have received a cold reception from member nations at a May 2022 conference on the treaty,

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

How microorganisms in the Antarctic can affect sea levels in Singapore
The Straits Times, 2022-09-14
Glacial microbiologist Joseph Cook says they are amplifiers of climate change, speeding up the melting of ice sheets. Read more at straitstimes.com.

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,

UMaine study finds Antarctic deep-sea coral larvae may be resistant to climate change
Bangor Daily News, 2022-09-13
The larval health of an Antarctic cold-water coral species may be resistant to warming water temperatures, a University of Maine study finds, bringing new

Festival in Scotland’s National Book Town to get a taste of life in Antarctic
Yahoo News UK, 2022-09-13
AN exact replica of an Antarctic hut is to become one of the more unusual features of the annual 10-day celebration of literature in Scotland’s National Book Town.

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