This article appeared in the SMH today.
Joyce has just returned from a month long trip to Antarctica, he saw its beautiful untouch glory and decided let’s mine the shit out of it before someone else does. Who the hell does that? Who looks at the last real wildness on earth and thinks we should exploit this before another country does? It is pure insanity. The Antarctic should be treasured and protected. The Earth needs it to remain as untouched as we possibly can leave it for the planet’s ecosystem to have some chance of surviving all the damage we humans have done.
We should fight for its protection, not access to its riches.