How Important Is Antarctica?

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Karen Profile
Karen answered
We have a Navy base there so there is much research (and other than military) going on. I was there but it was the 6 months of darkness so it was not the greatest...but the whiskey bottle made it tolerable and warmer. Not much to do but wait on the aircraft drop for new supplies.
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yarnlady Profile
yarnlady answered
Nobody really knows yet. There are many studies being done, but the actual value remains to be seen.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Just as important as Unclearctica.

But seriously, folks...

It is a terrific place to do scientific research in a pristine environment, that has yet to be spoiled by the pollutants of civilization.

Many parts of it are the same today, as they were millions of years ago.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
From what I've heard it is very important. It acts like a filter for the planet as the air all eventually ends up at one pole or the other.

Don't ask me to explain how or why any of it works, I'm repeating what scientists on a show were saying :)
Mike McCarthy Profile
Mike McCarthy answered
Very important !!!!
walter jedyk Profile
walter jedyk answered
It's important because it's the home of the great white polar bears, and the land of the great white
whales and water seals.
The Instigator Profile
The Instigator answered
Well, because of it's location at the bottom of the world, I would think it helps to keep our rear ends cool. While It's not scientific you'll have to admit it's the most logical answer you've ever received.
Merlin Paine Profile
Merlin Paine answered
I think it is very important ... From the Tropical Rain Forest to Antarctica ....we are all in this together.

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