The Penguins Smoking Hockey Schtick

Guest essay by James Wanliss It is a tough life in Antarctica. Average winter temperature at the South Pole is about -49°C. The coldest temperature ever recorded by a thermometer in Antarctica was -89.2°C at Vostok station in 1983. (This is the same as -128.6°F.) Satellite measurements have found temperatures as low as a frigid…

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Icebreaker Laurence M Gould

More Polar Scientists Stuck in the Ice

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Breitbart / James Delingpole – US scientists appealed to Argentina for help when the US icebreaker Laurence M Gould failed to break through the ice. American scientists rescued from icebound Antarctic island BEN GITTLESON March 12, 2018 A group of American scientists was rescued from an island off Antarctica’s…

Oh No: Global Warming might Force Penguins to Move

Guest essay by Eric Worrall If we don’t immediately shut down global CO2 emissions, by the end of the century some Penguins might have to move to different islands – otherwise they’ll die! As climate change worsens, king penguins will need to move — or they’ll die ‘I’m worried about the future of the species.’…

Dueling science: One study says melting Antarctic ice sheet will flood US east coast, others say ‘uncertain’

From the “you really should get your stories straight” department. OK, here is press release #1 from the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (USF HEALTH) Melting of east Antarctic ice sheet could cripple major US cities TAMPA, Fla (December 13, 2017)- The world’s largest ice sheet may be less stable than previously thought, posing an even greater…