"This appears to be a 60 foot-wide disc sticking out of the ground."
NIWA says we are heading from "Antarctica to Australia".
Winds in excess of 200km/h resulted in an extended quarantine.
"The rate at which they are melting has accelerated faster than we could have imagined."
It's to ensure those heading to the icy continent don't spread COVID-19.
"I'm not going to give it the option of respectability."
Room was made for the pair at the insistence of Peters' office.
South Pole not immune to warming, despite previous beliefs it was.
Either their equipment is malfunctioning, or they've found particles that are travelling backwards through time, researchers say.
When dinosaurs roamed the planet, Antarctica was home to "dense temperate, swampy forests" it turns out.
Experts fear for the Ice Continent's native species - and for the rest of the world.
Its aim is to help them learn about climate change.
"I bring 220 pounds of food but one pair of underwear."
Climate change scientists are concerned about the impact on warming oceans.
One area was 18C - warmer than most of the South Island.
Smoke from wildfires in Australia has drifted across the Pacific and affected cities in South America, and may have reached the Antarctic.
"It is real. We need to take it really seriously today, because it is happening."
The event starts at 5pm, and is open to the public.
Greg Gilpin says it was an incredible effort under the circumstances.
Unusually warm temperatures are causing it to shrink.