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The Antarctic Treaty strictly prohibits military activities, mineral mining, nuclear explosions, and the disposal of nuclear waste.1 Antarctica is the coldest continent on earth with the coldest recorded temperature of -128.9 degrees Fahrenheit.2 There is concern over the effects that global warming will have on the continent; as a result, research on sea level rise, climate, sea ice and oceanic ecosystems is conducted on the continent.3

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1 https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ay.html
2 http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/27068/Antarctica/24711/Climate
3 http://www.antarctica.gov.au/science/climate-processes-and-change
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