Tom Mullikin has been on several expeditions to the southernmost point of the Earth. Mullikin’s team conducted research on global warming and the effects on this ecosystem and wildlife.
Antarctica is the southernmost continent, which is almost entirely composed of a continental ice sheet. But this polar desert is home to an abundance of wildlife and endangered species. The effects of climate change in Antarctica is drastically apparent with higher temperatures there has been an increase in coastal erosion, specifically, over the past few years Larsen B and Wilikins Ice Shelves calved and the continent lost and will continue to lose square miles of land. As a result the natural habitat for these species and wildlife is dwindling.