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.
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.
Japan has continued its annual whaling expeditions, defying international laws in the name of "scientific research." Japan has claimed that it is not in violation of a global moratorium banning the hunting of whales.