Antarctic Watch Headlines 10/04/2022

Antarctic glaciers vulnerable to rising temperatures, 2022-10-04
On the East Antarctic Plateau there are huge glaciers under the sea. In order to improve future scenarios related to rising sea levels, scientists need to understand the ways in which these glaciers will respond to rising temperatures in the atmosphere and in the ocean.

Antarctic research stations rife with sexism and harassment, probe finds, 2022-10-04
A new report has found a widespread culture of sexism and sexual harassment at Australia’s Antarctic research bases. But scientists in the field say it’s not just an Australian problem.

Four women chosen to run Antarctic outpost and count penguins
The Guardian, 2022-10-04
Four British women picked from 6,000 applicants to spend five months counting penguins on Goudier Island

Heat-loving bacteria from an Antarctic volcano could help tackle oil contamination, 2022-10-03
A comprehensive analysis of bacterial communities from Deception Island, an active volcano in Antarctica, highlights the potential for using heat-loving bacteria to clean up oil contamination, new research led by KAUST researchers shows.

Newlywed leaves husband behind to work alongside penguins on Antarctic ‘solo-honeymoon’
The Mirror, 2022-10-04
Natalie Corbett, from Hampshire, married her husband George in June but is now preparing to spend the next five months in the freezing temperatures of Port Lockroy, on Goudier Island

‘Hypothermia risk’: Temperatures to plunge below freezing as Antarctic blast arrives
Newstalk ZB, 2022-10-04
A brutal polar blast hitting the country today is set to bring sub-zero temperatures feeling as low as -15C, putting people and animals’ lives at risk. For

British women to staff Antarctic’s Penguin Post Office
The Times, 2022-10-03
With sub-zero temperatures and no permanent residents other than a colony of 1,500 gentoo penguins, the remote Goudier Island in the Antarctic Peninsula is an u

Antarctic polar blast: Extreme weather at Scott Base
The New Zealand Herald, 2022-10-03
Arrival Heights in Antarctica has been hit by severe weather and wind. Video / Jamie McGaw / Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctic Microbes Could Help Unlock Climate Mysteries
Forbes, 2022-09-23
Dr Julieta Orlando at Picacho López Hill in Greenwich Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Juan Carlos Patiño Another Antarctic Researcher from the Global South is Colombian geoscientist …