China is the last nation on earth to care about ‘climate change’, as evidenced in their blatant flouting of international treaties year in and year out on pollution reduction. Like Iran, who has masked the launching of ICBMs with a ‘scientific’ facade, complete with chimpanzes and rats, China is masking its future military power projection over the Antarctic under the guise of ‘science’. At the very least, China is likely installing a monitoring station focused on the southern hemisphere and laying stake to a piece of one of the world’s last undeveloped and strategically critical regions.
Chinese researchers have sought environmental approval for a new climate change research station in Antarctica.
Under the Antarctic treaty regulations, Australian officials are responsible for environmental approval of such projects.
The new Chinese research station – part of an international network – would be based on Inexpressible Island in Terra Nova Bay, in the Northern Victoria Land region.
“China believes that understanding climate change impacts on Antarctica is a matter of critical importance for the world and for the continent itself,” the environmental approval submission says.
“The main purpose of the new Chinese station is to provide an international platform for regional multidisciplinary research focusing on the chain reactions caused by the changing climate.”
The new station’s researchers will study atmospheric and atmosphere-ice-ocean interaction, glacial and ice shelf-ocean interaction, ecosystem monitoring, space phenomena and geology.
Construction is planned to start in December 2015 and the station would start operating in early 2017.
The 5528-square-metre facility will be home to 80 personnel in summer and 30 in winter, when temperatures have been as low as minus 43 Celsius.
Full article: China seeks new Antarctic station (Sidney Morning Herald)