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Why does Antarctic need protection, and how could it be protected?Why does Antarctic...

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scorpio37 | Student, Grade 9 | Salutatorian

Posted April 8, 2012 at 3:48 AM via web

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Why does Antarctic need protection, and how could it be protected?

Why does Antarctic need protection, and how could it be protected?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted April 8, 2012 at 7:22 AM (Answer #2)

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The main reason that Antarctica needs to be protected is that it is a unique ecosystem that is home to a great deal of life.  Although the land/ice of Antarctica is not home to much life, the waters of the area are.  This is very important to the overall health of our oceans.

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rrteacher | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 8, 2012 at 7:29 AM (Answer #3)

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Part of the threat to Antarctica (and the Arctic as well) is the altering of ecosystems in that area due to climate change. It is demonstrably the case that ice shelves and glaciers are receding, causing dramatic changes. While there are no quick solutions, government and industrial policies that help to slow or halt anthropogenic climate change would have direct benefits for the environment of Antarctic and our oceans as a whole.

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scorpio37 | Student , Grade 9 | Salutatorian

Posted April 8, 2012 at 9:27 AM (Answer #4)

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The main reason that Antarctica needs to be protected is that it is a unique ecosystem that is home to a great deal of life.  Although the land/ice of Antarctica is not home to much life, the waters of the area are.  This is very important to the overall health of our oceans.

That is true..
but what are the measures taken to protect this wilderness?

Thnx =D

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start | Student , Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted April 8, 2012 at 10:30 AM (Answer #5)

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Scorpio, as my EM teacher said: its something about a treaty that Antatrica has undertaken to protect its eco-system. You can make a tiny research on this..

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scorpio37 | Student , Grade 9 | Salutatorian

Posted April 8, 2012 at 10:40 AM (Answer #6)

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U studyin about this too!!
Thnx 4 the help

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start | Student , Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted April 10, 2012 at 1:41 PM (Answer #7)

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I guess we are in the same school :P
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etotheeyepi | Student , Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted April 10, 2012 at 2:08 PM (Answer #8)

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Somewhere here on enotes, a posting says that humans discovered agriculture because Earth's temperature became high enough.  Does that mean that a landscape without frozen water was better than a landscape with liquid water?

With that in mind, maybe a liquid Artic might be better than a frozen Arctic.

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scorpio37 | Student , Grade 9 | Salutatorian

Posted April 10, 2012 at 5:36 PM (Answer #9)

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Thnx 4 ur opinion etotheeyepi, and also every1 else
Help appreciates!!
In rply to start - Lol! Do i know u if that is so?? btw i jst wnntd to tell u "hey start, eva thought of dating stop?! U guz r gnna go prfctly 2gther"
LOL
i no itz stupid, but im really ecited right now!!

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