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Kerguelen

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Also known as Desolation island. A small French territory in the southern ocean. Probably visited by the Portuguese in the 16th century.

Formerly a seal hunting and whaling station it is now a scientific base. No doubt, as with Britain and the Falklands, it is a fall back for possible claims to Antarctica itself.

It is the furthest land from a continent. Regular population about 90.

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Probably intended as France's foothold in case economic extraction of minerals becomes possible - the equivalent of Britain's Antarctic Survey.

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Climate effects

One degree
Antarctic climate may be modified and a little warmer

Two degrees
Similar changes to Antarctic

Last revised 1/5/07


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