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A Journey to the Future in Antarctica

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Fen Montaigne gives a dramatic account of how Antarctica and its penguins are being affected by climate change. In Fraser’s Penguins: A Journey to the Future in Antarctica, he chronicles the beauty of the wildest place on earth, the lives of the Adélies penguins, and the saga of the discovery of the Antarctic Peninsula, and shows how rising temperatures are swiftly changing the world.

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Fen Montaigne
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Comments [6]

Mike from Tribeca

Way off topic, but I can't think of anywhere else to post this. The NPR national news feed just reported that Ken Loach has raised "thousands of dollars" for the WikiLeaks fellow. Please inform them that the UK uses pounds, not dollars. Thanks.

Dec. 07 2010 02:06 PM
Mike from Tribeca

Interesting and informative interview. Is there any way of changing Antarctica's name to something less tongue-tying? That "tarct" gets me every time. The old "Terra Australis" works for me.

Dec. 07 2010 01:58 PM
Katie from NYC

Who is this guy... you would swear by the condescending way he is speaking that he is the only person to have ever been to the Ice... his manner of speaking makes you lose all respect for him as a writer.

I've been to Antarctica and he hasn't all his facts right and just comes off a pompous. Suggest you get someone like Dallas Murphy who wrote Rounding the Horn as a more believable guest.

Very disappoint to hear him waffle on when there's such great stories of Shackelton etc.

Ewe.

Dec. 07 2010 01:57 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Do penguins have hollow bones, like flying birds, or is that not an advantage for swimming? Might be good for floating, not so good for diving.

Dec. 07 2010 01:48 PM

what"s wrong with bag pipes?!?!

Dec. 07 2010 01:43 PM

when can i start a farm?

Dec. 07 2010 12:15 PM

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