Antarctic – nothing there?

7 countries have claimed land in the Antarctic – 14 million square kilometers of it.

The claims have not been settled, only research agreements have been entered into.

Whaling is over for good, and there seems to be little of economic value in the area: tourists are there, fish, krill. No oil? Maybe some minerals?

There is environmental interest with a big icecap and 86% of all the fresh water in the world.

Seemingly no strategic or security issues? So keep the world cold and the Antarctic will stay a low-interest place. Or maybe there is more?

Somebody should surely oversee what is going on in the area: is there overfishing, environmentally harmful activity? The UN maybe?

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One Response to “Antarctic – nothing there?”

  1. Salvador says:

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