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.

Friday, April 27, 2012

More on How Much Antarctica has Changed

More on how Antarctica has changed. Ice shelf in Antarctica has shrunk by 85% -

Images taken by a satellite show that the Larsen B ice shelf decreased from 4,373 square miles in 1995 to only 634 miles today-  from Mother Nature Network 

Also,this looks like a compelling film by Polar explorer Eric Larsen from Boulder, CO.  He's saying similar things that I say about climate change- let's at least have the conversation about what we're learning.
When asked about his polar adventures-Why do this? He says "Because it might not be here (any more)"

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