What is Antarctica doing to prevent climate change?
It’s helping the Earth cool down
The Southern Ocean, which surrounds the continent, is helping to slow down the rate of climate change by absorbing as much as 75 per cent of the excess heat. It’s also capturing 35 per cent of the CO2 taken up by the global oceans and distributing nutrients all over the world.
How do we save Antarctica?
The Environmental Protocol of the Antarctic Treaty, sometimes called the “Madrid Protocol”, became law in 1998 after legislation in each of the member countries. One of the ways in which this protects Antarctica is by only allowing visitors to Antarctica by member nations as long as they are given a permit to do so.
How can we protect the environment in Antarctica?
- Do not use aircraft, vessels, small boats, or other means of transport in ways that disturb wildlife, either at sea or on land.
- Do not feed, touch, or handle birds or seals, or approach or photograph them in ways that cause them to alter their behavior.
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