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Antarctica Tourism Damages Environment Of Pristine Land


Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, ecosystems, Antarctica, tourism, damage, protection, world, habitat, habitatdestruction, humans, nature, oceans )

Cal
- 584 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
In a remote, frozen, almost pristine land where the only human residents are involved in research, that tourism comes with risks, for both the continent and the tourists. Boats pollute water and air, and create the potential for more devastating environme



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mag.w.d. Aichberger (34)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 7:55 am
Travel & "tourism" -- a behemoth-industry, one of the last growth-areas of the dying capitalFascist $y$stem -- and a major contributor to KILLING OFF EARTH('s living communities)
 

pam w. (191)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 8:56 am
Figures, doesn't it? We trash everything.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 9:35 am
Antarctica should remain pristine. Human junk should not be left there.
 

Christeen Anderson (513)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 11:26 am
What can we do?
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 5:00 pm
Thanks.
 

Jason S. (57)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 7:36 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Ann W. (15)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 7:47 pm
Asif all the carbon Anchorage belches isn't bad enough . . Thanks Cal
 

cecily w. (0)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 8:38 pm
We must stop catering to the irresponsible wealthy (and not all all wealthy are irresponsible) when it comes to environmental damage.
 

Judith Hand (59)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 9:05 pm
First the Arctic, now Antarctica. Oy!
 

Patricia H. (468)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 9:48 pm
noted
 

Mike H. (229)
Sunday March 17, 2013, 10:14 pm
The ancient story- humans ruin paradise
 

Ros G. (92)
Monday March 18, 2013, 1:31 am
Thanks Cal - the last frontier no more. It's not just tourism though - there's a lot of rubbish down there too bought in on the currents from who knows where. How the world has shrunk or is it shrink wrap.
 

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Monday March 18, 2013, 4:22 am
thanks - I am not surprised that there is interest in tourism in this part of the world - but we need to support action to protect it.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 18, 2013, 5:49 am
Noted.
 

Tom Tree (247)
Monday March 18, 2013, 7:48 am
Interesting article,
Thank You for sharing.......
 

Care member (1)
Monday March 18, 2013, 8:00 am
Noted
 

Dave C. (216)
Monday March 18, 2013, 8:55 am
not surprising....
 

Nils Anders Lunde (547)
Monday March 18, 2013, 9:07 am
Not a surprise, stop invade everything for personal use and/or satisfaction....
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Monday March 18, 2013, 9:17 am
Thank you. This is sad. (Noted, posted, and tweeted)
 

Cheryl Baumann (1)
Monday March 18, 2013, 9:47 am
Truly case in point where the world is getting smaller by the minute. There just isn't any place left that we won't stick our noses into, is there?! Hopefully some one will open their eyes sooner rather than too much later....
 

Ro H. (0)
Monday March 18, 2013, 10:54 am
ty
 

Carla van der Meer (506)
Monday March 18, 2013, 11:07 am
In Canada, we have many places where tourists should never be allowed to venture. Most of these well meaning folks don't realize the long term damage they are doing. They also think nothing of stomping on delicate foliage and throwing their garbage where ever they feel like it. Some places should just be out of bounds, or viewed from a safe distance.
 

Yvette S. (34)
Monday March 18, 2013, 11:09 am
Noted Thanks for sharing
 

James Doeppers (0)
Monday March 18, 2013, 12:44 pm
Thanks
 

Bettina Galo (70)
Monday March 18, 2013, 1:04 pm
Do not touch the Antarctic, and enough has with research centers and with the increase in temperature ranging and in almost 3 degrees, and this influences the entire planet. Tourism between the transit of ships and planes would generate a lot of pollution in the waters as both sound and upset the balance of the environment. Generate habitat destruction, and gradually but accelerated the death of the animals that live there, beginning with algae and other ocean species that feed oxygen and feed the rest of the food chain. It would be a disaster. Besides the fact itself that if there is currently a stealth access leading to polar bears kill people, if we add all the chaos an Antarctic continent and chaos for the entire planet. Thanks for the article I got on Twitter and G+ 1
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (183)
Monday March 18, 2013, 1:35 pm
Człowiek potrafi zniszczyć nawet najbardziej niedostępne tereny, jestem przeciw takiej "turystyce".
 

Anna M. (18)
Monday March 18, 2013, 2:12 pm
the tourism industry, the energy industry, and humans in general, have proven time and again they cannot be trusted with fragile areas.


Cree Prophecy
When all the trees have been cut down,
When all the animals have been hunted,
When all the waters are polluted,
When all the air is unsafe to breathe,
Only then will you discover
you cannot eat money.
 

Jaime A. (33)
Monday March 18, 2013, 2:34 pm
NOTED, THANKS.
 

Natalie V. (27)
Monday March 18, 2013, 4:46 pm
noted, thanks
 

Janet R. (34)
Monday March 18, 2013, 4:46 pm
Humans are professional slobs and professional killers.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday March 18, 2013, 5:14 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

Robert Tomlinson (65)
Monday March 18, 2013, 6:07 pm
Thank you for posting this, Cal.
 

Winn Adams (193)
Monday March 18, 2013, 6:29 pm
Thanks
 

Nimue Pendragon (255)
Monday March 18, 2013, 6:41 pm
Stay away from antarctica, leave it alone!
 

Dianne D. (460)
Monday March 18, 2013, 7:28 pm
Fewer humans in this world and more animals. Leave the animals alone.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Monday March 18, 2013, 9:04 pm
People can be so cruel. How they can destroy such beauty anywhere in the world, I'll never understand. Thanks Cal
 

Helen Porter (40)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 5:23 am
Once upon a time, long, long ago and far, far away there was a remote, frozen, almost pristine land.

Then came the tourists.
 

Lynn Squance (232)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 11:10 pm
People have screwed up most of the planet already. Leave Antarctica alone!
 
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