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- “The “True South” flag Townsend designed to represent AntarcticaCourtesy Evan Townsend/True SouthDespite not having a background in design, Townsend identifies as a longtime “flag nerd” and began to toy with the idea of creating a flag to represent Antarctica.
- He went with dark blue for the Southern Ocean waters and white for the landscape, with an isosceles triangle in the center to represent Antarctica’s icy peaks.
- “Swedish nurse Johanna Davidsson didn’t set out for the South Pole aiming for a world record — but she walked away with one anyway.
- “it’s meant to represent the shared goals and values by which the Antarctic community can orient itself.
- Courtesy Lisa Minelli/True SouthKlaus Dodds, professor of Geopolitics at the University of London, is the author of several books about the polar regions, most recently “The Arctic: A Very Short Introduction,” co-authored with Jamie Woodward.
- “Antarctica’s fragility, I think, represents the fragility of the wider world.