Tourism is controversial. I'm still formulating my feelings on it. It's controversial because, now, increasing numbers of people want to do extreme sports, rather than walk around and look at ice and penguins. I believe we need to pull together to take action that respects and protects the environment, at the bottom of the world. I've read two books that claim people should go to the continent and experience for themselves. Another author says absolutely not! Scientists have mixed feelings.
Is Antarctica left defenseless to tourism? Rod McGuirk interviewed Alan Hemmings, an environmental consultant on polar regions. Mr. Hemmings say yes.
From The Independent UK-