Why does Antarctica need protection and what are potential protection methods?

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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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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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