The Logistics of Living in Antarctica

  • Published on Mar 6, 2018
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    Music: “White Hats” by Wayne Jones, “Final Transmission Home” by Amaranth Cove, “Connection” by Wayne Jones, and “Slow Lights” by Lee Rosevere
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    Ice runway footage courtesy Trevor Layman
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    McMurdo nighttime photos courtesy Alan Light, Ken Klassy, Kelly Speelman, Joshua Swanson
    Amundsen-Scott nighttime photos courtesy Jeremy Johnson, Dr Keith Vanderlinde

Comments • 3 020

  • Skylar Stellarwing
    Skylar Stellarwing 25 minutes ago

    go figure america has the most pointless dicksuck station of them all at the south pole

  • Lame game
    Lame game 7 hours ago

    8:44 Jesus Christ... Is that a fucking Steelers logo, the virus has even spread to Antarctica.

  • Rohit Rai
    Rohit Rai 9 hours ago

    5:58 New Zealand looks cute
    8:25 fuck, 995 miles. Doesn't look that far

  • ADzim4
    ADzim4 15 hours ago

    9:52 says the average July high is -67F which is mid-winter, but the graphic says "Average High in Summer." Northonormativity.

  • LX Forde
    LX Forde 18 hours ago

    hmmm wonder what the crime rate is like? Is there// are there cops in An tarctica??? Wd. love to know more re human inter actions!!!!!!!! Do they have a n opioid crisis! Not likely...............has there ever been a murder????????????

  • Ryan Linden
    Ryan Linden Day ago

    Says, "No bare ground", literally next video clip is of mountains.

  • killmypcd
    killmypcd Day ago

    whats with the 3 minute ad ; [

  • Bob Smithereens
    Bob Smithereens Day ago

    The earth is flat and surrounded by an Ice Wall. Look into it!

  • Bob Smithereens
    Bob Smithereens Day ago

    How is research in Antarctica going to help this nigga in the u.s.?

  • Maelstrom
    Maelstrom 2 days ago

    man... I want to move there so fucking bad xD
    -drinking is a norm
    -gaming is a norm
    -no fucking laws
    -no violence
    -so much free time
    and WINTER BOY! best season of the damn year!

    AARON ZHANG 2 days ago +1

    Human feet never touched Antarctica - Human Shoes touched it

  • Flickerfam
    Flickerfam 2 days ago

    Now I want to feel and see Antarctica in the flesh

  • T SS
    T SS 2 days ago

    I’d rather live in Antarctica for a year than Chicago or Detroit

  • Vital Mark
    Vital Mark 3 days ago

    9:50 July is in the winter, not in the summer

  • fyukfy
    fyukfy 3 days ago

    9:47 isn't July in the middle of winter there?

  • Ryan Wagner
    Ryan Wagner 3 days ago

    is there a Tim Horton's in Antarctica?

  • MrBeatboxmasta
    MrBeatboxmasta 3 days ago

    You should make a "logistics" series. I would watch the whole playlist an a day!

  • That Guy
    That Guy 3 days ago

    Isn't this where Santa lives??

  • Bronwyn SoCal Gal
    Bronwyn SoCal Gal 3 days ago

    But where are the Swedes? ... err... wait... they're Norwegian! Lol
    "You really wanna save these Swedes, huh Doc?"
    "They're Norwegian, Mac!"
    "Well, you read the map Doc because I'm going to be busy flying."
    "These crazy Swedes found something buried in the ice and they blew it up."
    "What is that? Is that... is that a man in there?"

  • Gwarrar02
    Gwarrar02 4 days ago

    Question. The video states at 9:53 that the average "summer" temperature in JULY is -67F...isn't that Winter below the equator? I thought the seasons were reversed?

  • Ram Krishnan
    Ram Krishnan 4 days ago

    I hope they don't find oil there.

  • Matt Slocum
    Matt Slocum 5 days ago

    9:51 July at the South Pole would be Winter, not Summer. Overall, great, educational video. Thank you!

  • de mun upswing
    de mun upswing 5 days ago

    I've heard the Antarctica Peninsula is somewhat livable in the Antarctic summer...

  • outpost 38
    outpost 38 5 days ago

    can i just go to Antarctica like if i just show up and start doing what ever i want who is gonna stop me

  • Shahidh Ilhan
    Shahidh Ilhan 5 days ago +1

    1:52 Who left a vim bar there?

  • Emblazened
    Emblazened 5 days ago


  • Ares
    Ares 6 days ago

    man that's brilliant

  • Zach m
    Zach m 6 days ago +1

    My best friend lives there every year for 3 months. The air force guys that go there every year are nuts. The Stratton air base in scotia ny is home to all of the remaining c130 planes that land there. Being 10 mins from my house they are cool to watch fly around.

  • Conorsz
    Conorsz 6 days ago

    probably a dumb question, but why not use giant hovercrafts? They would go much faster over the ice/snow then a traditional track/wheel based vehicle. Is it because they would use too much fuel? Or are they not as reliable? Anyone know?

  • B BG
    B BG 6 days ago

    At least you don't need a Freezer for your food 😜

  • WhatsGahdly
    WhatsGahdly 6 days ago +1

    People heating shit getting rid of ice and exposing more soil totally not creating more warmth and melting.....dafuq over 1000 ppl at once base fucking how, they all using sample diggers at random fucking spots in teams of 50? More of a waste of money than it was to read this comment.

  • WhatsGahdly
    WhatsGahdly 6 days ago

    Late as fuck...but please leave it alone holy shit the amount time time and energy spent on it ruining it... fucking humans are retarded.

  • Jack Beans
    Jack Beans 6 days ago


  • themilemunchervlogs
    themilemunchervlogs 6 days ago

    THICC ice

  • Mr. 2006
    Mr. 2006 6 days ago

    We should send the FEs there.

  • Aditya Purwanto
    Aditya Purwanto 6 days ago

    Bet the Japanese are building Gundam in there.

  • 7alexander17
    7alexander17 6 days ago

    This cute girl in my class told me she would go on a date with me if I get 1000 subscribers. Please help me!!!

  • Marco Oliva
    Marco Oliva 6 days ago

    Antarctica is in my bucket list.

  • Varshious
    Varshious 7 days ago

    okay im not a scientist so how do i move there as my summer home

  • Captain Barbossa
    Captain Barbossa 7 days ago

    Is pedophilia legal in Antarctica? I’m asking for a friend.

  • Everything's Alright

    Is there wifi?

  • John Ford
    John Ford 7 days ago

    Yes the thing, is in antartical, and aliens.

  • boom
    boom 7 days ago

    Why Tf does Argentina need Antarctica

  • Tumb Blubbsen
    Tumb Blubbsen 7 days ago

    This is such a good YT channel! I just discovered it.

  • TJO
    TJO 7 days ago

    There will eventually be a war for control of Antarctica. Because of strict international laws, they have not been able to probe much of the continent for natural resources. It is believed from the information they have gathered so far that there are vast oil deposits throughout the continent. Not to mention the plentiful rare earth deposits. Once oil, and minerals start running out everywhere else, you can bet everyone is going to land grab in Antarctica, eventually leading to war.

  • Tim Estes
    Tim Estes 7 days ago

    Every one can Thank the U S Navy and the U S Navy Seabee’s for the bases on Antarctica.

  • unmalditoenpanama
    unmalditoenpanama 7 days ago

    No no no no no NO!!!! a flathearther told me that Santa Claus proved him that this video is false

  • Kelsey Bell
    Kelsey Bell 7 days ago

    I'd go there to get away from all these damn people

  • Roope.T.
    Roope.T. 7 days ago

    No contact to the rest of the society for 7 months a year... sounds like a dream.

  • Паульс Павел

    What about russian station "Vostok" wich is impossible to get to in winter. So the scientist are left alone for 120 days! Its easier to get a rescue mission from space that from this place. Its a shame you didnt mention this.

  • Darkvine
    Darkvine 7 days ago

    Imagine earning your Ph.D. in climatology and spending 7 months stuck in darkness at -30°C studying climate change in ice, only to have some American idiot on FB claim climate change isn't real telling you to do your "research" by which he means sharing political memes all day :D

  • Will Conant
    Will Conant 7 days ago

    For anybody further interested in the subject of day-to-day life on the continent, I highly recommend "Antartica: A Year on the Ice." This doc was made by a dude who has lived and worked on Antartica for years and he offers a fascinating perspective.

  • Pr00ch
    Pr00ch 7 days ago

    "but for the pursuit of science, all this hardship, all this work, and all this cost, is worth it" yeah also they get laid a lot

  • akumma
    akumma 7 days ago

    This was a fantastic video. Informative, to the point, and little fluff.

  • A. M.
    A. M. 7 days ago

    You sound like the guy from ownagepranks, good videos too

  • CueBall69
    CueBall69 7 days ago

    I assume during summer they use solar (24 hour sun and all), but what power source do they use in winter?

  • Yaksh Pachchigar
    Yaksh Pachchigar 7 days ago +2

    Wait so in Antarctica, the Summer is colder than the Winter? Thats what it says at 9:56

    • Venatix_ 92
      Venatix_ 92 2 days ago

      Yes because in the southern hemisphere it's winter season from April to July, as a result of the earth's axial tilt.

  • dsar2
    dsar2 8 days ago

    im currently crystrubating to thjis video what has my life come to

  • I Shoot Stuff
    I Shoot Stuff 8 days ago

    But can I just live there, I wanna be alone.

  • Sonny
    Sonny 8 days ago

    NO BORDERS!!!!!!!

  • Glenn Johan
    Glenn Johan 8 days ago

    International zone my ass, Antarctica is Norwegian for obvious reasons. End of story.

  • AudiowaveformTV
    AudiowaveformTV 8 days ago +1

    *11:06** Thats a pyramid in the background....WTH?!?*

    • Saif Gaber
      Saif Gaber 11 hours ago

      Antarctica is Egypt confirmed

  • Kollamkaran For life

    I think when all the drinking water in gets exhausted there will be a war for antactica .

  • Adam Ray
    Adam Ray 8 days ago

    I'm bummed that you made this great video and the description is a coupon. Your description says nothing about the video or why you made it.

  • zum
    zum 8 days ago

    so is it legal to move there as a civilian?

  • drecruz
    drecruz 8 days ago

    You gotta mention the temperature in Celcius too!

  • Jorge Chiu
    Jorge Chiu 8 days ago

    Antártica is not like the norte pole. Its never ever dark forma 24 hrs. Ever

  • Jennifer McNulty
    Jennifer McNulty 8 days ago

    the Thing and lovecrafts Elder Things live there so thats why access is limited there

  • Sean Hartnett
    Sean Hartnett 9 days ago

    And claiming Antarctica is banned based on the Antarctic treaty. However the US and the Soviet Union have a we can claim territory whenever we want clause.

  • Sean Hartnett
    Sean Hartnett 9 days ago

    I want to do so before I die.

  • Sean Hartnett
    Sean Hartnett 9 days ago

    Keep up the good work!

  • Sean Hartnett
    Sean Hartnett 9 days ago

    Great video! Love this content!

  • Sean Hartnett
    Sean Hartnett 9 days ago

    How can I stay there either as a scientist or a civilian?
    I really want to do so.

  • Sean Hartnett
    Sean Hartnett 9 days ago

    Great video!

  • ComputerNoises
    ComputerNoises 9 days ago

    Someone should show this to flat-earth people, who think Antarctica isn't real, and its an ice wall, and NO ONE has ever gone to Antarctica

  • Alex Hand
    Alex Hand 9 days ago

    8:40 This guy is dressed for a Denver winter at the South Pole. I don't want to think about what he'd be wearing in Miami.

  • M G
    M G 9 days ago

    Is it coincidence their territory meet at the same point which happens to have the most important space there ? Conspiracy mode is on.

  • J. Holleaux
    J. Holleaux 10 days ago

    I would love to live there. Not as a scientist, but as a electrician or something.

  • Nuclear Nadal
    Nuclear Nadal 10 days ago

    10:41 at least in Antartica you have a LOT of food stocked from Uncle Sam, in the third world countries we suffer the same problems on an empty stomach.

  • onee
    onee 10 days ago +1

    Out of the 7 countries that made claims, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand are part of the same kingdom. XD
    So, technically only 4 countries and 3 countries that belong to the same kingdom made a claim.

  • GadgetMeta
    GadgetMeta 10 days ago

    Pluto of earth

  • armando valente
    armando valente 10 days ago

    why do you only make bad jokes on ur other chanel??

  • MendMyWings 7
    MendMyWings 7 10 days ago

    Why is that one bit left unclaimed? Can I claim it?

  • K G
    K G 10 days ago

    Don’t these brilliant minds need a bartender?
    I volunteer.

  • andrew
    andrew 10 days ago

    Don't the Americans claim ownership over the true south pole? I thought that anyone could go.

  • Pi is the best
    Pi is the best 11 days ago

    4:05 thicc Ice lmao

  • KlingonCaptain
    KlingonCaptain 11 days ago

    Both the film ALIEN, and Star Trek: The Motion Picture mention Antarctic Space Traffic Control. Do you think it will ever get built?

  • MJ
    MJ 11 days ago

    8:37 40 DAYS?!

  • David Myers
    David Myers 12 days ago

    Your videos are excellent.

  • David Myers
    David Myers 12 days ago

    Your videos are excellent.

  • Michael John Little
    Michael John Little 12 days ago +1

    From this one can see the small scale of the challenges of living on another planet such as the Moon, or Mars.. except the logistics of supporting colonies on the Moon, or Mars will be exponentially more difficult... working in the South Pole helps us to understand how to manage this...

  • NR CG
    NR CG 13 days ago

    Detroit is a beautiful city , Dog...

  • Skeuomorph Hiraeth
    Skeuomorph Hiraeth 14 days ago

    2018 video and no mention of expanding Chinese bases/stations that actively exploring/researching mining Antarctica's resources?

  • Selah
    Selah 15 days ago

    Whatever it is they they're doing in Antartica, its unlikely that it will lead to any good.

  • Serge SpeaR
    Serge SpeaR 16 days ago

    But what about Russian ships? Sorry, I forget that this is propagandistic video…

  • sharmbe117
    sharmbe117 21 day ago

    10:51 my bed

  • ThePhilosorpheus
    ThePhilosorpheus 21 day ago

    Antarctica was pretty warm for a long time, so there is good reason to assume that a huge part of earth´s history is buried (and very well preserved) under all that ice. If we managed to dig deep enough, Im willing to bet we´d find entire fossilized forests, dinosaurs with still intact skin and many other things

  • Shiv Patel
    Shiv Patel 21 day ago

    Thought it was suppose to be cold as hell

  • Moses
    Moses 24 days ago

    Why don’t they just get Amazon prime to reduce shipping cost? 🙄