Antarctica under threat

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Greenhouse gas emissions are threatening the most peaceful place on earth. Antarctica, the only region with no government or military, is seriously jeopardised by global warming, agreed world leaders during a three day meeting in Antarctica held at a New Zealand base and an American base. British environment minister Michael Meacher asked delegates to press their governments to cut greenhouse gases and reduce ozone depletion. New Zealand's minister for Antarctic, Simon Upton, slammed the degradation of what is still the world's most unspoiled region. "Frankly, this is an awful indictment of us and our claim to be the stewards or guardians of the Antarctic." The group meets next in Peru in May.

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