Con Te Partirò

Hey everyone, this is my last post. Well, I would not consider this as an actual academic post but more of a personal thank you note. Here is a recap of the topics I have covered: the role Antarctica plays in regulating the environment, the importance of sea ice and the human impacts in Antarctica. Time… Continue Reading Con Te Partirò

“The tragedy of the Essex is the story of men. And a Demon.” – Thomas Nickerson, In the Heart of the Sea

I am going to give part of the credit of this post to Vinnie because she is the one who gave me the idea for what I am going to write on today. For her oral presentation in ENV1202, she talked about the whale watching controversy. If I remember correctly, whale watching was slowly introduced… Continue Reading “The tragedy of the Essex is the story of men. And a Demon.” – Thomas Nickerson, In the Heart of the Sea

“Shoo, fly. Don’t bother me. ” – Francis, A Bug’s Life

Hey guys! I just realised that I forgot to update my blog last week. I am very sorry about that. Last week, I discussed the advantages and disadvantages of tourism in Antarctica, except I failed to mention one small important detail that will tip the scale – the introduction of non-native species.   As I… Continue Reading “Shoo, fly. Don’t bother me. ” – Francis, A Bug’s Life

“One last time” – Ariana Grande

I came across an article today when I was doing my research for this blog. It talks about last-chance tourism. According to this article written by Abedi (2018), more than 40,000 tourists went to visit Antarctica. It is eight times more than the number of tourists that visited Antarctica in the last century! Abedi explained in… Continue Reading “One last time” – Ariana Grande

“A big honkin’ hole in my heart” – Baljeet and Buford, Phineas and Ferb

I always naively thought that the ozone hole was an actual hole in the atmosphere. I grew up drawing a globe with a layer of atmosphere surrounding it. I would leave a gap when I drew the atmosphere, to show my teachers that there was a hole at Antarctica. It was not until a minute… Continue Reading “A big honkin’ hole in my heart” – Baljeet and Buford, Phineas and Ferb

“Ice Ice Baby” – Vanilla Ice (Part 2)

I had a revelation today. I just found out that telepathy exists! Jun Rong and Christal, by the looks of the questions both of you ask, I am quite certain you all are capable of reading people’s minds. For the information of new readers who are currently reading this, they asked me about the consequences… Continue Reading “Ice Ice Baby” – Vanilla Ice (Part 2)

“Some people are worth melting for.” – Olaf, Frozen

Since the dawn of civilisation, we have never stopped making advancements in technology to improve our lifestyle. Who would have thought the basic phone Alexander Graham Bell created in the 17th century could transform into the smartphone we depend on so much today? Man’s sheer determination on upgrading technology is the main reason all this… Continue Reading “Some people are worth melting for.” – Olaf, Frozen

Role

Cute right? (Source: https://www.pexels.com/photo/close-up-photography-of-penguin-on-snow-86405/ )   Well, what about this? (Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lissjasmin/622780860)   Look at him go! (Source: https://unsplash.com/photos/YcALop79wFU?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText) Credit: Photo by henrique setim on Unsplash   Ah, penguins are so cute! Unfortunately, penguins and other native animals in Antarctica are in danger due to human activities that negatively impact the environment of the continent.… Continue Reading Role