When we look at the world from the south, from a directon YOU have been trained to think is now "upside down", we see that one continent dominates your view, spread out like a cap on the sphere . It is neither America nor "greater Europe" or Russia, nor any of the overpopulated human-run countries below the equator. It is the fifth largest of the seven continents in terms of landmass. It is a land that never had empires or any civilization as far as we know, but is filled with upright bipedal beings, walking around in vast colonies, defending their children from storms and predators and, these days, from ozone depletion and the worst ravages of climate change. The creatures who never built an empire are the Emperor Penguins, and the continent it is Antarctica.
"The Antarctic Ice Sheet extends almost 14 million square kilometers (5.4 million square miles), roughly the area of the contiguous United States and Mexico combined. The Antarctic Ice Sheet contains 30 million cubic kilometers (7.2 million cubic miles) of ice."
Antarctica is a great place to start a course about the effects of climate change on a spherical planet that really has no particular directions - no real north or south or east or west -- these are, of course, human constructs. But it does lie at one of the magnetic and axial rotation poles and that carries with it its own profound implications, implications that make it a particular source of concern for climate change, or what we prefer to call "climate disruption".
You see, for millions of years now the "South Pole" has been a climate regulator.
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