Antarctica is an important destination. It’s remote, desolate and on the frontlines of climate change. It’s hard to get to and expensive but it is a life changing destination. And it’s an important reminder of the what we have to lose if we don’t take action. Those who go to Antarctica are changed, their eyes are opened wide and that’s precisely why you should go to Antartica.
Our world is interconnected and so the changes documented in Antarctica’s simple ecosystem foreshadow the effects of climate change on the more complex and complicated global bionetwork. Antarctica is our early warning system and the message is loud and clear. If climate change is affecting the ends of the earth then there will be a pronounced impact at its’ core. And that’s where the 7 billion people who inhabit planet earth call home. But it’s not too late.
The White Continent, available for streaming on Amazon Prime, is a stunning portrayal of the beauty and bounty, conflict and challenges facing the world’s most remote region. Produced with unprecedented access to renowned scientists and researchers, intrepid Antarctic explorers and veteran expedition leaders, The White Continent includes rare access to the United States Antarctic Programs’ Palmer Station and epic scenes of the world’s last frontier.