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Globalised response urged to protect Antarctica's marine ecosystems - and reduce carbon

Andy Day

13th January 2018

A proposal for a huge marine wildlife park around Antarctica is being driven by a combination of trading bloc governments and NGOs. Tapping into the powerful influence of the EU, the proposals will have to persuade major non-EU nations such as South Korea and Russia that this global commons is worth the self-restraint of their fishing industries.

One of the key arguments for widening the protection from the Antarctic landmass to the ocean waters surrounding the continent is in protecting regional ecosystems as well as benefiting global carbon transfers.

As articles go, this one links global government, Antarctica, global systems, global commons, ecosystems under stress, carbon cycles, and scale variations from regional to global. Cool? - that's positively icy.

Andy Day

Andy recently finished being a classroom geographer after 35 years at two schools in East Yorkshire as head of geography, head of the humanities faculty and director of the humanities specialism. He has written extensively about teaching and geography - with articles in the TES, Geography GCSE Wideworld and Teaching Geography.

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