Articles containing the tag ‘Antarctica’

5 April 2009: The G20, the Wilkins ice shelf and President Obama

This has been a mixed but not particularly good week for the climate. The G20 meeting in London may have been good for the global economy – it’s far too soon to know what the effects will be – but climate change was just a footnote. This was an opportunity to inject momentum into the negotiations leading to the December Copenhagen Summit, but the palpable lack of interest from the 20 leaders has actually set the negotiations back.

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Antarctic Blog – 12 March 2009


LONDON, ENGLAND. Tomorrow (Friday, 13 March 2009), I’m setting off for the Antarctic Peninsula with a group of like-minded people, all of whom are deeply concerned about climate change and the effect it is having on this beautiful part of our planet.

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Antarctic Blog – 14 March 2009


USHUAIA, ARGENTINA. Roald Amundsen, growing up in Norway, dreamt of going to the North Pole. Later, when he led the first team to the South Pole, he wrote in his diary, “How topsy turvy is that?”

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Antarctic Blog – 30 March 2009

Brown Base

LONDON, ENGLAND. I am sorry to report that I didn’t have access to the Internet on the ship, so I was unable to blog as promised. However, here is a summary of what I experienced and learnt.

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Antarctica Blog – 15 March 2009


BEAGLE PASSAGE, ARGENTINA. Today was a perfect day for walking – light cloud and much less wind than yesterday. We set off, straight after breakfast, to walk up to the place where there used to be a glacier.

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