Tag Archives: Antarctica

COVID Outbreak Halts Research Travel To Antarctica

NBC News reports: Covid outbreak at an American scientific research station in Antarctica has forced U.S. officials to temporarily halt all travel to the remote outpost. The National Science Foundation, which operates McMurdo Station on the southern tip of Antarctica’s Ross Island, announced new measures over the weekend to help control the outbreak. The agency confirmed that 10% of the …

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Scientists Issue New Warning On “Doomsday Glacier”

The Daily Beast reports: Antarctica’s “doomsday glacier” is “retreating”—or collapsing—at a rate that has stunned scientists to the point they claim the potential impact is “spine-chilling”. Scientists have been studying the Thwaites Glacier, which is approximately the size of Florida, in order to predict the impact of global sea rise levels. In a study published Monday in the journal Nature …

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Antarctica Temps Are 50 To 90 Degrees Above Normal

The Washington Post reports: The coldest location on the planet has experienced an episode of warm weather this week unlike any ever observed, with temperatures over the eastern Antarctic ice sheet soaring 50 to 90 degrees above normal. The warmth has smashed records and shocked scientists. “This event is completely unprecedented and upended our expectations about the Antarctic climate system,” …

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ANTARCTICA: Activist Declares Continent LGBT-Friendly

The straight man who turned the house across from Westboro Baptist Church into a giant rainbow flag has struck again! From South Florida’s Broward New Times: Aaron Jackson, a well-known activist who runs a nonprofit organization called Planting Peace, has just declared Antarctica “the first LGBT-friendly continent.” He visited the freezing land the first week of March and unfurled both a …

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