7 January 2022

#AntarcticLog: Happy New Year!

Posted by Shane Hanlon

#AntarcticLog is a series of comics by Karen Romano Young. You can find the originals here.

Happy New Year from #AntarcticLog and me!  

New Year’s is a great time for a life review — a look at past, present, and future.  First, here’s a peek at Antarctic auld lang syne, in the form of ancient penguins. 

Next, Ariel Waldman pulls back the veil on Antarctica’s present by examining what lives in cryoconites . . . this ice only appears still. 

Thanks for taking us along on your hike, Ariel. And speaking of the paths of science professionals, please take a look at my new project, I Was a Kid, designed to bring greater diversity to STEAM careers. 

As for Antarctic future… #AntarcticLogs to come will focus on those goals, which extend worldwide. 

Karen Romano Young is a writer, artist, deep-sea diver, and polar explorer. Follow her on Twitter & Instagram