Thoughts on Antarctica

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    Antarctica, terra nullius--nobody's land, has long been a place apart, once explored only by intrepid and resourceful individuals willing to risk failure and death. Peter Neill, host of World Ocean Radio, will be in Antarctica next week aboard MS Island Sky with scientists from Woods Hole and a film crew from BBC-ONE, sharing insights and knowledge with other citizen scientists aboard, all wanting to experience and document the world's last wilderness. This upcoming trip has him thinking about the changing landscape and asking, "What are the real threats to the Antarctic?" and "Are changes to the planet hurtling us and these last wild places toward accelerated, irreversible change?"

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Ernest Shackelton British Antarctic Expedition, 1907–09
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