Sea change: How keeping Antarctica frozen could save the world

Far as it may be from humanity, Antarctica regulates the global climate. Its fate is intertwined with the rest of the world, especially for small island states like Singapore. The Straits Times, which visited the icy continent a year ago, explores how helping it stay frozen could keep global sea levels from rising too quickly.

It feels apt that the southernmost continent of Antarctica, whipped by harsh winds and covered in ice, should be relegated to the end of the world, beyond the realm of human existence.

Yet, life in any other part of the planet would not be the same if the world were to lose this icy desert.

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