Anrhony Bourdain visited Antarctic and stayed in the McMurdo camp as his “Parts Unknown” episode Saturday night, link here.
The camp is one of the cleanest, most litter-communities on Earth, even better than Singapore.
He also visited the dry valleys near McMurdo.
He then flew over the volcano Mount Erebus, and later visited a compound on the South Pole.
He visited a study of penguins. But the biggest concern is the thickness of ice sheets given climate change.
The sociology of the scientists who live together for months at a time in a closed environment is interesting, quasi-military.
Wikipedia dry valley picture
By NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team - NASA Image of the Day, Public Domain, Link