I gave a slide show a couple of days ago to a group of 14/15 year olds about to start on coursework about Antarctica. Q & A session at the end and a teacher asked me:
What is the greatest threat facing Antarctica?
Err... well... fluster, fluster... (I should have seen it coming) eventually I came out with
"To be ignored - for people to be ignorant of it, if you don't know about something, you don't care about it".
I was quite pleased with that, it may become some kind of "Mission statement" for this site. Whaddya reckon? Comments?
Of course I can't claim originality, the idea came from Lars-Eric Lindblad (leader of the first commercial Antarctica cruise in 1966). "You can't protect what you don't know."