30 August 2002
Vol 297, Issue 5586

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COVER Sea ice along the Antarctic coast provides a habitat for sea birds, krill, and other organisms. The scene may appear pristine, but the polar regions are not exempt from global climate change. The special section in this issue looks at how the Arctic and Antarctic have fared in recent decades and how they may be affected by future climate changes. 1489 [Photo: Chris Gilbert, British Antarctic Survey]