Antarctic Watch Headlines 12/18/2022

Runners brave the cold for Antarctic Ice Marathon
Reuters, 2022-12-16
Courageous runners braved snow and freezing temperatures this week for the Antarctic Ice Marathon, won by Ireland’s Sean Tobin who organisers said clocked a record time on the continent.

Irish man wins Antarctic Ice Marathon
YAHOO!News, 2022-12-16
STORY: The event, the 17th of its kind, took place on Wednesday at Union Glacier, with more than 60 competitors from 20 nations taking part. Organisers describe it as “the southernmost marathon on Earth”.

The Arctic and Antarctic saw record warmth and ice melt in 2022
New Scientist, 2022-12-15
The sea ice around Antarctica shrank to the smallest area ever recorded in early 2022, and there were exceptionally high temperatures at both poles

Pictured: Grandmother sets record with Antarctic marathon run
The Telegraph on, 2022-12-18
A retired headteacher has set a new world record – by running a marathon in minus 50C at the South Pole. Grandmother Chris Hobson, 69, completed the Antarctic Ice Marathon at Union Glacier on Wednesday.

Fulfilling a ‘Yen’ for Antarctic research
The Star, 2022-12-18
Dr Wong Chiew Yen, one of the pioneers in the Malaysian Antarctic Research Programme – a task force set up by the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (Mosti) – has lived and breathed Antarctic research.

As TikToks about Antarctic tourism go viral, some worry about the environmental costs
NBC News, 2022-12-10
Travel company Oceanwide Expeditions describes the Drake Passage as a “lively little waterway” and the “gateway to the Antarctic.” Depending on the weather and other seasonal conditions …

Icebreaker ARA Irízar ready to start Summer Antarctic Campaign
MercoPress, 2022-12-16
Argentine Navy’s icebreaker ARA Almirante Irízar was ordered Thursday to set sail with over 300 people onboard among military and scientific personnel, marking the official beginning of the 2022/23 Summer Antarctic campaign.

Antarctic ice: A better knowledge of the ocean improves the predictability of sea ice variability, 2022-12-05
Antarctic sea ice deeply affects the global climate in several ways. It regulates the exchanges of heat and gases between the ocean surface and the atmosphere, and drives the formation of the …

The time is right for an Antarctic biorepository network
PNAS, 2022-12-08
We need to establish a biorepository network of Antarctic specimens to not only address the most critical questions in Antarctic science but also to improve human welfare and mitigate the impacts of climate change.