The Story

We are All Antarctica is a story about my father George W. Gibbs, Jr’s adventures as the first person of African descent to set foot on the continent of Antarctica. He sailed on the famous ship the USS Bear in 1939 to 1941 on Admiral Byrd’s III expedition to the South Pole. It was the first joint venture with the US military and private exploration. Gibbs went on to serve humanity in countless ways, paving the way for not only people of color in the community of Rochester, MN but for all people to become more human, serve their community and appreciate differences.

Through compassion, tenacity, faith and countless hours in the trenches, Gibbs’ life is a model for community service, equality and fun. As the lowest rank on the ship, he was honored for his contribution at a time when people with dark skin were considered less than human.

This story integrates my experiences with natural healing, the arts, the science of the ice, the metaphysics of the South Pole and the history of the expedition and its mystery.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Antarctica is Melting

I keep saying that which ever side you're on regarding climate change is fine, as long as we have deep dialogue about what we are learning and what we wish to create for the future. It's critical, I believe to have authentic conversation about we what we learn and feel about climate change.  Here is a link in the Christian Science Monitor that shows Antarctic melting. Also posted on Twitter by @Antarcticnews : Polar explorer Eric Larsen uses expeditions to talk about climate change - Boulder Weekly.

Finally,  the ocean is changing near Antartica-Researchers in Hawaii discover king crabs threaten seafloor life near Antarctica

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