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Antarctica

Antarctic Environment Stats

Definitions

  • Current issues: This entry lists the most pressing and important environmental problems. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry:
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Current issues in 1998, NASA satellite data showed that the Antarctic ozone hole was the largest on record, covering 27 million square kilometers; researchers in 1997 found that increased ultraviolet light passing through the hole damages the DNA of icefish, an Antarctic fish lacking hemoglobin; ozone depletion earlier was shown to harm one-celled Antarctic marine plants; in 2002, significant areas of ice shelves disintegrated in response to regional warming 2008

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011

Citation

"Antarctica Environment Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://148.251.51.235/country-info/profiles/Antarctica/Environment