Poles Apart

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Victims of global warming: penguins in Antarctica and polar bears in the Arctic. Victims of global warming: penguins in Antarctica and polar bears in the Arctic.
SummaryWhile the Antarctic provides a vision of a better world, the Arctic is where our past and our present are catching up with us.

Arctic attracts a different sort of person that the Antarctic: “Polar environments attract the type of support staff that used to be called “alternative”… The Arctic drew in not outsiders but misfits, people who would not submit to the routines of the south.”

Or as she put it more poignantly in Access All Areas, while the Antarctic provides a vision of a better world that could be, the Arctic is where our past and our present are catching up with us. Chilling.

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