The Antarctic under threat from global pollution


Antarctica, one of the most remote and pristine destinations on Planet Earth is facing a catastrophic threat which could destroy its fragile Eco-system.

Environmental lobbyist group, Greenpeace Australia has today released its study into this ecological problem, where samples of water and snow were collected by a Greenpeace vessel earlier this year. Their findings add to evidence that microplastic waste and toxic industrial chemicals are polluting the Antarctic wilderness and also spreading ‘to the ends of the Earth.’

The Wire spoke with Alix Foster Vander Elst from Greenpeace Australia and Jennifer Lavers who is a Research Scientist from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania about what this means for the very future ecological health of our oceans.

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