- from Glaciers
Temporary and permanent stations have been set up all over the world for scientific experiments. There are stations in Antarctica, Greenland, and the Alps.
In 1959, 12 nations signed the Antarctic Treaty. It is meant to preserve Antarctica so the continent “shall continue forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes.” The treaty, which went into effect in 1961, ensures access to scientific research in all places south of 60° latitude. Today, there are 50 member nations and more than 100 research stations. What kinds of experiments happen down there? And what do they tell us about the past and our future? Keep reading, and you’ll find out.