A trip to Antarctic
Many tourists make a trip to Antarctic to behold the marvellous and astonishing beauty of this part of planet earth. Over the years the visits have risen from 6,700 in 1992-1993 to over 45,000 last season. Due to several cruise ship accidents which carried a risk of major contamination officials fear the preservation of Antarctic. In order to reduce the amount of tourists US has proposed to limit the size of cruise ships, and the number of tourists taken ashore. These limits have to be officially approved by each of the 28 nations who signed the Antarctic Treaty to become legally binding.
The US proposals are a way of trying to narrow down the number of tourists, but the tourists should be confronted with their conscience.
The saying “See Rome before you die” obviously has changed into “See Antarctic before you die”. What is the urge of tourists to visit Antarctic? Through the years it has become clear that trips to Africa, Australia, and other far away destinies are not trendy anymore for Europeans. So why not make a trip to Antarctic. Have we not learned anything from the documentary Live Earth?
If we do care about the environment can we therefore sacrifice our trip to Antarctic? My answer to that question is yes!
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