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November 2018

The big meltdown: How climate change is unraveling the Antarctic ecosystem

A sobering National Geographic story about the effects of climate change in Antarctica.

The warming is yanking apart the gears of a complex ecological machine, changing what animals eat, where they rest, how they raise their young, even how they interact. At the same time, the shrimplike krill upon which almost all animals here depend for food are being swept up by trawlers from distant nations....So much here is changing so fast that scientists can’t predict where it’s all headed."