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The World from the South
Ever thought how the rest of the globe appears from Antarctica?
Books in the Senior Library
The following books include information about tourism in Antarctica:
Perishing poles by
Call Number: Library - Non Fiction 998
Look at page 118 onwards for a small section on 'Horrible Holidays'.
Tourism - Help or Harm?
As they say, 'Consider the environment before printing this email' So also, think before you book yourself on this trip! Two articles which present a different viewpoint..
Plans to limit tourism in Antarctica
The number of tourists visiting Antarctica could be restricted under British plans, amid fears that the increase in cruise ships in the area threatens to cause irreparable damage to the continent's pristine environment.
Is Rise in Tourism Helping Antarctica or Hurting It?
Adélie penguins have been breeding on Antarctica's Torgersen Island for thousands of years, but today the clacking and squawking of 20,000 birds hides a relatively new sound: camera shutters
Around midnight about three years ago, not far from here in the South Shetland Islands near Antarctica, a cruise ship rammed into a wall of ice that ripped a three-meter hole in its hull.
Tourism in Antarctica
Tourism on Antarctica is increasing and that can form a threat for the vulnerable South Pole area. Tourism in Antarctica has grown dramatically. In 1985, just a few thousand people visited the area but in the season 2007/2008 more than 40,000 did the same. Research from Maastricht University provides a possible solution.
Read from this article to find out possible solutions
Antarctic Scenic Video Clip
Aurora Australis in South Pole - A Time Lapse video
The Aurora Australis - Southern Lights
The Aurora Australis or Southern Lights are mesmerizing, dynamic displays of light that appear in the Antarctic skies in winter. They are, in effect, nature's light show. Read more
Video source : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2jdWQFXGFM
What does an Antarctic tour operator say?
Learn the facts before embarking on a tour
Want to know what you may see in Antarctica? Click on the image to access lots of photos from the USAP webpages
Check out what's happening in Antarctica now!
Click on this image to view through a 'Live' webcam on Antarctica
Global warming has given rise to a new niche in tourism: ‘climate tourists’. As icecaps are melting and coral reefs are vanishing, people are rushing to see the natural wonders of the world
Click on the image to see a gallery of photos
Credit: Debbie Nail Meyer © 2009 MBARI
On a cruise to Antarctica
What to expect on a cruise / holiday to Antarctica? Read from a tourist's experience
Photo: Juliet Coombe/Lonely Planet
Voyage into the ice
The ride is rough but Jordan Baker discovers a journey to the coolest continent is all that it's cracked up to be.
Sustainable tourism in Antarctica
To coldly go
Tourism is encroaching on Antarctica. We should protect this unspoilt place from damage by restricting the numbers allowed to visit
Tourists in Antarctica Cause of Major Concern
The 40,000 'eco-tourists' who visit the South Pole every year cause enormous greenhouse gas emissions.