I'm not sure why.
At least it's summer down there.
Richard Branson and Al Gore Off to Antarctica
For the first time in over 22 years, Al Gore is returning to Antarctica.Gore flew to South America to hook up with 100 of his friends including Mr. Sexwale, South Africa's Human Settlements Minister and one of SA's richest people.
The former Vice President is returning to the frozen region as part of a trip organized by his Climate Reality Project. Joined by climate experts and a certain billionaire named Richard Branson, Gore and Co. plan to document first-hand the effects of climate change. “The West Antarctic Peninsula is warming about four times faster than the global average. In many ways, it is the biggest ‘canary in the coal mine,’ Gore said on his blog.
Over on his own site, Branson (a prolific blogger) said the group has already passed through the notorious Drakes Passage....
From Engineering News
Sexwale to join Antarctica climate change expedition
Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale will be joining a climate change expedition to the Antarctica this weekend.Flying down from Iceland, the country's President. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson.
The expedition, called Destination: Reality 2012, aimed to resolve doubts about the seriousness of climate change and the crisis facing the world, the Human Settlements Department said on Thursday....MORE
Jetting in from Florida, Ted Turner...
These folks have some Sasquatch-sized carbon footprints.