On Thin Ice
Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, highest continent on the planet. The only one that had never been inhabited by indigenous population.
And yet, the continent is in danger. Temperatures are rising, rapid transformation is happening and the ice is melting. The Antarctic Peninsula is warming three times faster than the rest of the planet. In February 2020 , a record high of 18.3C was recorded at the Argentinean base Esperanza.
The idea that Antarctica is an isolate place is a common mistake. The continent is not on the end of the world, but in its center. Containing 70% of the worlds fresh water and 90% of it’s ice, melting of the pole influences the rising sea levels all over the globe. The Antarctic Circumpolar Current is the strongest current worldwide and closely linked to the other oceans. It is not isolated but really connected.