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The UN noted the increase in the global importance of Antarctica


The global importance of Antarctica and the observance of the principle of demilitarization of the region are growing against the backdrop of climate change and environmental problems, said Jan Dusik, strategic adviser for strategic cooperation in the Arctic and Antarctic with the United Nations Environment Program.

“While the impact of climate change on the melting of glaciers is becoming more noticeable, there are many environmental problems of Antarctica that make peaceful cooperation and the protection of this unique continent as important as they were when the Antarctic Treaty was concluded,” RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.

Earlier, the head of the Russian Antarctic expedition Alexander Klepikov in an interview with RT noted the importance of research in Antarctica for understanding the processes of climate change.

In particular, the information received by scientists allows us to assess the possible increase in ocean level due to melting of Antarctic ice.

In October, it was reported that the largest iceberg over the past 50 years had broken away from the ice shelf in East Antarctica.

Source: russiart

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