- from Glaciers
Temporary and permanent stations are set up around the world for science experiments. Some are in Antarctica, Greenland, and the Alps.
In 1959, 12 nations signed the Antarctic Treaty. It makes sure Antarctica “shall continue forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes.” The treaty took effect in 1961. It 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 go on down there? What do they tell us about the past and our future? Read on to find out.