Gore to set sail for Antarctica

Al Gore is sailing to Antarctica next week with a cast of climate characters.

E&E News PM reports,

Scientists, celebrities to cruise with Gore to Antarctica
Lauren Morello, E&E reporter
E&ENews PM: Friday, January 20, 2012
Updated at 6:07 p.m. EST.

Former Vice President Al Gore is taking his fight against climate change to Antarctica next week as part of a cruise organized by his Climate Reality Project.

Gore and more than 100 fellow travelers will depart from Argentina late next week. Scientists, including climatologists James Hansen of NASA and Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, will give talks during the journey.

Other attendees include Bangladesh’s minister of environment and forests, Hasan Mahmud, and British billionaire Richard Branson, who blogged about the trip last month.

“Today is the 100th anniversary of Roald Amundsen and his team’s successful trip to the South Pole. Next month I’m going to Antarctica with [my family] to celebrate that trip and also Capt Robert Scott (who was a relative of ours) incredible voyage there,” Branson wrote on Dec. 14. “Sadly as you know he perished on the way home. We’re going on a boat organised by Al Gore to learn as much as we can from scientists and experts about where we are in the worrying cycle of Global Warming.”

The Antarctic voyage is part of a larger campaign to focus attention on the threat climate change poses to the world’s ice sheets and glaciers — a subject Gore highlighted in his 2007 documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” and at a 2009 conference he convened with Norway’s foreign minister, Jonas Gahr Støre.

“This winter we will be talking about Antarctica as part of our ‘Living on Thin Ice’ campaign which will focus on how people around the globe are being impacted by the melting of the world’s ice,” Climate Reality Project spokesman Eric Young said. “As part of that effort, we are journeying to Antarctica with our chairman, Vice President Gore, and leading scientists and thinkers to see firsthand how the climate crisis is unfolding.”

Antarctica is not the only stop for Gore’s campaign, Young said, which has convened events in Ecuador, the Sierra Nevada and Brooklyn and is planning trips to Nepal and the Alps.

15 thoughts on “Gore to set sail for Antarctica”

  1. MR. GORE WITH DUE RESPECT, PLEASE FALL INSIDE ONE OF THOSE GLACIERS AND THIS WILL BE
    YOUR TIME CAPSULE. 1000 YEARS FROM NOW WE WILL MELT YOU AND SEE CO2 THRIVING AND TREES
    AND THE EARTH JUST PRISTINE JUST LIKE WHEN YOU LEFT IT.. SO PLEASE ENCASE YOURSELF INSIDE
    ONE OF THOSE GLACIERS AND DO THIS WORLD A FAVOR…

  2. All of them in one place. The world would be such a better place if this little cruise pulled a Titanic. Of course, no iceberg is larger than Al Gores ego so it must be a pretty big ship.

  3. MR. GORE WITH DUE RESPECT, PLEASE FALL INSIDE ONE OF THOSE GLACIERS AND THIS WILL BE
    YOUR TIME CAPSULE. 1000 YEARS FROM NOW WE WILL MELT YOU AND SEE CO2 THRIVING AND TREES
    AND THE EARTH JUST PRISTINE JUST LIKE WHEN YOU LEFT IT.. SO PLEASE ENCASE YOURSELF INSIDE
    ONE OF THOSE GLACIERS AND DO THIS WORLD A FAVOR… Everything Frank Dias just said and more or…………… Does anyone have the cell phone number of this guy Capt. Francesco Schettino he is currently unemployed,and I hear he is looking for work …………………or if that doesnt pan out…….Maybe there really is a Yeti…… Ah one can only dream…………………..

  4. If we could only get a hold of Captain Coward’ Francesco Schettino I hear he is out of work again……………………….. Or if that doesn’t pan out maybe there really is a Yeti………………ah one can only dream!!!

  5. Sorry about the re post I am new at this…………I was downloading the new Spielberg movie The Crytanic starring Tim Robbins as Al Gore, Susan Sarandon as Tipper,Richard Dreyfus as James Hansen and Michael Moore as………well as himself of course from megaupload.com when my computer froze…………………. I tried to reconnect but a page could not be displayed error occurred repeatedly.Is anyone else having trouble reaching this website…………………………..

  6. In theory treaties, if enforced, should prohibit (alledged) “crazed sex poodle” Al Gore from stepping foot on Antarctica. International treaties ban dogs from Antarctica.

  7. Wouldn’t Gaia be more content if an army of slf appointed saviours of the planet weren’t constantly meddling in her affairs?

  8. It’s summer in the Antartic, but look for Gore to use pictures and studies etc that only apply to summer to be spun into a “winter” scenario,

  9. Why isn’t hockey stick Mann going? Since the global warming is so intense one could hope Al Gorebulling and company will only take flip flops, shorts and a t-shirt for their wardrobe.

    Bon Voyage Albert

  10. Great News….Ship sinks and everyone goes down with the ship, except 4 italian crewmembers who accidently fell into a life-boat…..

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