Antarctic Watch Headlines 12/21/2022

What’s the coldest spot on Earth? NASA has pinpointed it — and the nights are deadly
Kansas City Star, 2022-12-19
Looking for the coldest place to spend the holiday season?” the space agency asked in a Facebook post. “You won’t find anyone else there, but the coldest place we’ve found on Earth (with the help of NASA Earth satellites) is a high ridge on the East Antarctic Plateau.

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.

Gran’s run an Antarctic marathon — and she’s only getting warmed up
The Times, 2022-12-20
After becoming the oldest woman to complete the Antarctic Ice Marathon, Christine Hobson, a 69-year-old retired head teacher, said the first things she will do

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

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”.

Antarctic fellowship recipients announced on Antarctic Treaty anniversary
MercoPress, 2022-12-19
It was in support of the Antarctic Treaty’s unique mission that IAATO came into being 31 years ago, and in 2019 launched the Antarctic Fellowship with the intention of supporting talented early …

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 …

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.

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.

Local History: Pilot who crashed in Antarctic comes home for Christmas
The Scranton Times-Tribune, 2022-12-18
First came a roar from the plane’s engines, then a crash into the frozen tundra of the South Pole.