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    February 06, 2012 | 7:54 AM

    Reflections on Antarctica

     

    It is difficult to describe the incredible experiences we have shared over the past week. From enduring the awesome power of the Drake Passage to taking in the full beauty of places like Danco Island and becoming transfixed by the teaming ocean wildlife, I am transformed, yet again, by this beautiful continent.

    In addition to exploring the penguin colonies, glaciers, icebergs and viewing the seabirds, seals, whales, and more along the way, we learned a great deal about how the climate crisis is affecting the ice and the entire food chain on the Antarctic Peninsula from scientists onboard the ship and at Palmer Station.

    One of the participants onboard said that if a picture is worth a thousand words, then a personal experience is worth a thousand pictures. I couldn't agree more. Over the coming weeks, we will share more of the images that we collected along this journey. In the meantime, I encourage you to learn more about how climate change is affecting you in your hometown, recommit yourselves to solving this important problem and to join us at climaterealityproject.org.

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