As the world continues to get warmer, more and more people are finding themselves traveling deep into the south, to Antarctica that is and a new study shows that this new flux in immigration is having adverse effects on the planet.
A new study by Australian Geologist, Mark Samberg, shows that as immigration to Antarctica increases, there has been a significant rise in temperatures thus melting more polar ice caps.
"The main factor contributing to this change is body heat," says Samberg, "It's simple really, when you're in a room with a lot of people it's naturally an inferno. The same idea applies here expect it's multiplied by the thousands."
Not only does the human body play a role in this new study but so does human thinking.
"When people actually realize how cold it is here they set fires on the ice, in order to keep warm."
Being that most immigrants of Antarctica, sneak onto the continent in the cargo holds of ships delivering supplies to the scientists there and that no government exists in Antarctica, immigrants have a hard time returning to their countries of origin.
"Put simply, no one will claim these people, the attitude is, "If you're dumb enough to break the law to get here, we don't need you in our country.""
With the situation becoming more of a global issue and evidence in the new study to back up the claims, hopefully the governments of the world will start to take notice.
A colleague of Samberg's recalls one event with a newly arrived immigrant family from Arizona, "They introduced themselves as the new neighbors and asked for directions to Santa Claus' factory. I didn't have the heart to tell them that they came to the wrong pole."