You may think of the Antarctic as pristine wilderness. Nope: It’s already showing the effects of human activity thousands of miles away.
And the region is critical to our planet’s future. The Antarctic is what’s called a carbon sink: a place where the carbon dioxide we emit is held, making the Earth habitable. It mitigates the effects of climate change. There’s still time to protect the Antarctic, not just for its beautiful landscapes and majestic creatures, but because it could help protect all of us. #WorldOceansDay