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A photo of Empire penguins.

1959 ANTARCTIC TREATY KEPT CHILL ON IN A GOOD WAY DURING COLD WAR

Long before the terms “global warming” and “climate change” became commonplace, a dozen nations agreed to protect Antarctica from the ultimate meltdown. On December 1, 1959 – 61 years ago today – they signed the Antarctic Treaty that banned military activity and weapons testing on the continent where the South Pole is located. This agreement […]