Who but the richest business and political bullies in the world can put together a 70 person expedition to the Antarctic
- with the intention of coming back with news favoring their side? Which of course isn't really about the climate anyway.
- are for the political, economic, and social upheaval promised by global warming profiteers.
- The Qatari national will join 2041’s ‘Inspire Antarctica Expedition’ from March 5 to 18. The trip will educate participants about global warming, conservation, and Antarctica’s fragile ecosystem.
- In 2041 the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty could potentially be modified or amended, thus opening up the currently protected land for mineral exploration.The 2041 expeditions aim to raise awareness of this deadline and build a global consensus that the moratorium on mineral development in Antarctica should be extended beyond 2041.
- “Shell sees the Antarctic expedition as an opportunity to raise the profile of sustainable development both within the company and in the broader community, while focusing on local people in regions where Shell operates,” he said.
- Antarctica is the only continent without a native human population. About 98% of its landmass is covered by ice.Antarctica is known as the coldest, windiest, and driest continent. Its arid climate means that it is considered an icy desert.
Overseeing the two ambassadors and the expedition team will be the founder of the 2041 organisation and its Inspire Antarctic Expeditions,
- Robert Swan, a polar explorer, environmental activist, leader and inspirational public speaker.One of the first persons to set foot on both the North and South poles, Swan shares this experience to guide people toward green minded solutions.
Through presentations, videos, and photographs the two environmental ambassadors will help raise awareness of environmental issues in their home countries.
In Qatar, al-Misnad plans to visit schools across the country to share his experiences and inspire youth as well as spread his knowledge with his colleagues in Shell.
Al-Misnad’s journey to Antarctica could be followed through his blog http://www.greeningofoil.com/antarctica.aspx"
- So they've already decided the results beforehand. ed. via Tom Nelson