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, October 17, 2013

How Much Does it Matter Who/What is Responsible for Climate Change?

We can blame, point fingers and shame humanity for it's foibles. 
Leilani Henry's photo in Patagonia, Chile
I think The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change, or NIPCC  is an important organization. It has no political ties and stands in contrast with the recent U.N. report on climate change.

"In the face of such facts, the most prudent climate policy is to prepare for and adapt to extreme climate events and changes regardless of their origin." NIPCC 2013

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