Antarctica Politics 101: A Semicircle Video

Antarctica Flag
[Photo by Marc Lanteigne]
In the first of an occasional short video series, Semicircle, the editor of Over the Circle, Marc Lanteigne, gives a short presentation on the basics of politics and governance in Antarctica.

This talk includes which countries have claimed lands on the continent, (and other states which are starting to increase their presence there), and the specifics of the 1959 Antarctic Treaty and subsequent agreement which together make up the Antarctica Treaty System (ATS). As climate change begins to be more visible and measurable in Antarctica, what are the possibilities of expanded economic activities there in the coming decades, and what will be the effect on the local environment?

Semicircle: ‘Antarctica Politics 101’ 

(05.04 mins)