This snowbird is really going SOUTH

This snowbird is really going SOUTH

Weather permitting, Iā€™m off to Antarctica ā€” and the South Pole ā€” on Dec. 7

By Janet Raloff, 04:35 AM December 6, 2012

Many people of a certain age (like my folks) enjoy flying south to warmer climes when winter weather threatens. I’m also flying south this December — but not to warm up. As a guest of the National Science Foundation, I’ll be checking out summer in the really deep South: Antarctica. Temps expected at certain sites I’m scheduled to visit, such as the South Pole, threaten to surpass the worst that my hometown will encounter in the dead of winter.

This cold can really bite at your ears, nose an...

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