Antarctica Your Call: How does a melting Antarctica affect our planet? By Ali Budner & Renee Kemp • Jun 11, 2017 Photo by Cristina Mittermeier Listen Listening... / 53:14 The Monday June 12 broadcast of Your Call We’ll have a conversation about the seventh continent. The New York Times reports that miles of Antarctic ice are collapsing into the sea due to rising global temperatures. The Audiophiles: Finding music in the sounds of Antarctica By Martina Castro • Jun 14, 2016 Oona Stern /resized and cropped Listen Listening... / 6:02 Antarctica is officially the coldest, windiest, and driest continent on Earth. At almost one and a half times the size of the United States, 98% of it is covered with thick sheets of ice.