Failure Five

“The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) failed to reach consensus, for the fifth time, to adopt large scale Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Southern Ocean.” (http://www.wwf.org.uk/about_wwf/press_centre/index.cfm?uNewsID=7713)

Would Consensus be easier to reach if it was a research base actually in Antarctica?

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Titantarctic

The latest Pine Island Glacier (PIG) iceberg [Berglet] may be pulling out into the Southern Ocean. “If the iceberg did follow this trajectory, it would bring the Singapore-size ice island into busy international shipping lanes.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24912233)

And now the traffic news: tail lights are coming on in the Drake Passage…