TED TALK: Huge areas of ice are breaking off from Antarctica the size of small nations.

2041 will be a pivotal year for our planet. That year will mark the end of a 50-year agreement to keep Antarctica, the Earth’s last pristine continent, free of exploitation. Explorer Robert Swan — the first person to walk both the North and South Poles — is on a mission to ensure that we extend that treaty. With passion and vigor, he pleads with us to choose the preservation of the Antarctic for our own survival.

http://www.ted.com/talks/robert_swan_let_s_save_the_last_pristine_continent

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