On Thin Ice: Antarctica’s Southern Ocean

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Antarctica is one of the fastest warming places on the planet. For the seventh year in a row, however, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) has failed to create new marine protected areas. Here’s why Antarctica is worth protecting important.

It’s ANTARCTICA DAY — a day to celebrate a place so remote it takes more than two days to get there from the Drake Passage. But you don’t have to step foot in Antarctica to appreciate it for what it is — an essential ecosystem that acts as a connective lifeline for the entire world.

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