Gordon Hamilton, a prominent climate scientist, died from a snow mobile accident, in late October. He fell into a 100 ft deep crevasse. Crevasses are one of the primary hazards on the continent. You can be super skillful and still fall prey to the landscape.
and Yes, Nature does Rule. Antarctic scientist, Dana Bergstrom, an Australian survivor of a fatal sewer gas leak, wrote and produced a New Antarctica Musical. She vowed, if she survived, to share in a more dramatic way, why Antarctica is the 'canary in the coal mine' on our planet. If you live near Hobart, it's playing until 11/12/16.
I hope these posts help you be more engaged with our precious bottom of the world.
I know I need to do more, many people are waiting for me to finish my writing project. Thanks for your support!
|Leilani Henry speaking to students at a CO Middle school -(photo ©Leilani Henry)|