The emergence of this new world poses a vital issue: will outer space be preserved for peaceful use and developed for the benefit of all mankind? Or will it become another focus for the arms raceand thus an area of dangerous and sterile competition? The choice is urgent. And it is ours to make. The nations of the world have recently united in declaring the continent of Antarctica off limits to military preparations. We could extend this principle to an even more important sphere. National vested interests have not yet been developed in space or in celestial bodies. Barriers to agreement are now lower than they will ever be again.
— Dwight D. Eisenhower

[In antarctica] the ice seems a living presence. The wind that rubs against it gives it voice. It is a voice of experience. It is a voice we should heed.
Robert Lee Hotz antarctica quote

Ice and snow accumulates [in the WAIS Divide] 10 times faster than anywhere else in Antarctica. They have to dig themselves out every day. It makes for an exotic and chilly commute.
— Robert Lee Hotz

Sea ice conditions have remained stable in Antarctica generally.
— Ian Allison

Ten percent of the big fish still remain. There are still some blue whales. There are still some krill in Antarctica. There are a few oysters in Chesapeake Bay. Half the coral reefs are still in pretty good shape, a jeweled belt around the middle of the planet. There's still time, but not a lot, to turn things around.
— antarctica quotation by Sylvia Earle