Scientists who study the health of planet earth in Antarctica are not chartered with the challenge to 'help sustain life' in Antarctica. There is no animal life to sustain and 98% of the continent is covered by an ice sheet.
The reason why Antarctica is colder than the normal countries is because Antarctica is by itself and isolated and surrounded by water and farther away from the equator. :) your welcome !! :) glad to help !! :) love - Haley Velasquez
There are no animals in Antarctica that would hibernate. The only animals thereare such animals as penguins, sea lions, etc. and they live along the coast. In the interior of the continent, there are no animals at all.