It's the southernmost landmass. And it's seeing changes.
The Antarctic, home to endemic wildlife like penguins. Global warming is causing changes at the South Pole, including higher temperatures and ice melt. Its future remains in question in the face of climate change - with planetary implications.
What would life on the planet look like under 3-degree warming? We travel to one location on each of the Earth's continents to explore the impacts of climate change – and find out what communities are doing in response. On part 1: Massive changes on Antarctica, bush fires in Australia, drought and water scarcity in Africa, and green living in Europe.
2017 is set to be one of the hottest years ever recorded, the UN's World Meteorological Organization said at climate conference COP23. Sea levels have risen further and ice in the Antarctic moved towards a record low.
Very soon a big section of a large ice shelf in West Antarctica is expected to break off. The imminent collapse of the Larsen C ice shelf has scientists very worried. Why? DW talks to John Abraham, a professor of thermal sciences at the University of St Thomas in the USA to find out.