Posts Tagged ‘Antarctica’

Military-funded study shows most atolls uninhabitable by 2030 Comments 0

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
atolls unihabitable

Rising sea levels could make most Pacific Ocean atolls uninhabitable by the middle of the century — or possibly sooner. The “tipping point” depends on the rate of climate change — and above all the stability of Antarctica. These are the conclusions reached in a recently published study partly funded by the Pentagon’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Read more

Biblical flood — more than a fairytale Comments 1

Monday, May 29th, 2017

As warnings about the threat of rapid sea level-rise become increasingly urgent, one far-seeing, if dissenting, scientist has suggested it is likely the Biblical great flood did happen. “I don’t think the biblical deluge is just a fairy tale,” Terence J Hughes, a retired University of Maine glaciologist living in South Dakota, told the New York Read more

Catholic Chaplaincy in Antarctica ends after 57 years Comments 1

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

For 57 years a Protestant chaplain from the U.S. Military and a Catholic priest provided by the Diocese of Christchurch have offered religious services, personal counselling and individual support for as many as 2000 men and women stationed at McMurdo and Amundsen-Scott Stations and Scott Base at any one time. The National Science Foundation, (NSF) Read more

Church then Antarctic research Comments 0

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

A church service was held  at the Transitional Cathedral in Christchurch to mark the start of the summer season in Antarctica. The south to Antarctica church service is being led by the acting Dean Ven Nick Mountford. Weather dependent, staff and scientists will start travelling to Scott Base and McMurdo Station from Monday. Christchurch acts Read more

Priest feels call of Antarctica again Comments 0

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Holy Family’s Father Brian Fennessy is hoping he passes the stringent medical tests again so he can do another four-week stint at American Research Centre McMurdo Station in November. He has already completed two trips to Antarctica in 2005 and 2007, as one of the five Catholic priests who work as chaplains to all denominations Read more

Priest feels call of Antarctica again Comments 0

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

A trip to Antarctica is just a dream for most people but for a Timaru priest it could be a reality for the third time. Holy Family’s Father Brian Fennessy is hoping he passes the stringent medical tests again so he can do another four-week stint at American Research Centre McMurdo Station in November. He Read more