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Antarctica is the coldest continent on earth with the coldest recorded temperature of -128.9 degrees Fahrenheit.1 There is concern on what effect increasing global temperatures will have on the continent. The glaciers and ice sheets that surround Antarctica are at risk for shrinking as time goes on. Since 1960, the average winter temperatures have increased by 10.8 degrees F.2 The Larsen Ice Shelf has also been shrinking as a direct result from rising air temperatures.3 Fire is another environmental risk factor in Antarctica since its climate is so dry.4 Fighting fires is impossible because water freezes in hoses almost instantly. Thus, most fire fighting efforts concentrate solely on prevention.5

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1 http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/27068/Antarctica/24711/Climate
2-3 Ibid
4http://www.riskmanagementmonitor.com/managing-safety-and-health-risks-in-antarctica/
5 Ibid
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Antarctica News

NEWS.com.au 
But that obsession with an authentic, off-the-beaten-path travel experience isn't leaving many countries left on their bucket-list — which is why a surprising destination is having its moment. Antarctica looks set to be one of the hottest travel ... See more..
Smithsonian 
Back in 2010, a group of scientists drilling in Antarctica pulled up a one-million-year-old chunk of ice. At the time, it was the oldest ice core ever discovered. See more..
The Australian Financial Review 
The white continent is a hot destination for tour operators. See more..
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Travel+Leisure 
For the first time ever, scientists have retrieved footage from cameras attached to Gentoo penguins that live off the icy shores of Antarctica, and the findings have been incredible. The tiny GoPro “penguincams” have not only shown researchers how ... See more..
INFORUM 
MOORHEAD — Cameron Dailey-Ruddy says he feels more at home when traveling through foreign countries and living on a virtually uninhabited continent than ... See more..
National Geographic 
For years, scientists had been monitoring the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica, watching as an enormous rift in the ice grew in fits and starts. Then, on July 12, one of the largest icebergs in history broke off the shelf. (See maps that show the ... See more..
Grist 
The worst possible spot for a giant volcanic chain? Beneath West Antarctica. See more..
NPR 
Fruitcake is known to stay fresh for an inordinate amount of time. But Antarctic conservators say they recently came upon a specimen that tests the limits of the treat: a 106-year-old cake, found in one of Antarctica's first buildings. This particular ... See more..
Washington Post 
Antarctica has been having a rough time of it lately, you may have heard. You know — greenhouse gases, warming oceans, trillion-ton icebergs breaking off the continent like a middle-aged man losing hair in the sink. Not the best century for the old ... See more..
The Verge 
Antarctica's ice sheet hides a massive system of volcanoes, one that is comparable to volcanic regions in East Africa and western North America, according to a new study, which found 91 previously undiscovered volcanoes, some over 12,600 feet tall. See more..
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