Since modern Antarctic tourism began in 1969, the number of tourists to the region has grown from a few hundred to more than 30,000 each year. No matter what your reasons are for visiting the Antarctic, there’s potential environmental impact. Is it possible to travel responsibly to the Antartic? Click on the audio icon above to listen to Westworld’s interview with professor Marianne Douglas, director of the Canadian Circumpolar Institute at the University of Alberta.
President Obama wants to amend the Antarctic Treaty, limiting the size of cruise ships and the number of visitors travelling to the Antarctic. Do you agree with Obama? How do you feel about travel to this part of the world?