Catlin Team Averaging 1.7 Miles Per Day – Only 295 Miles Left to Go!

The Catlin team has been on the ice for 10 days, and has traveled a total of 17 miles so far as the crow flies.  At that rate, they will reach the North Pole in September, except that the ice gets too dangerous by early May and they will have to evacuate. Their current position…

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Catlin Artic Ice Survey: An Annie Hall Moment

Guest post by Steven Goddard http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/080424/annie-hall_l.jpg In Woody Allen’s classic 1977 movie “Annie Hall,” there is a wonderful scene in a theatre queue where he is having a heated argument with a Columbia University academic about the meaning of Marshall McLuhan’s writing.  His opponent is getting quite agitated, so Woody Allen pulls Marshall McLuhan out…

Catlin Arctic Ice Survey Packing It Up – What Have They Accomplished?

Guest Post by Steven Goddard http://www.surfersvillage.com/gal/pictures/ArcticSunbathe-Francois_Len.jpg According to the Catlin website, the team plans to leave the Arctic later this week.  I believe that they have done a fantastic job educating the public about the Arctic.  Their mission has been followed breathlessly by BBC and Guardian reporters, who previously believed that the Arctic had melted…

Catlin Crew Out Of Time

Guest post by Steve Goddard An Arctic Blizzard As reported here two weeks ago, April 30 is the last safe date to recover explorers from the Arctic.  The people who rescued Pen Hadow from the Arctic in May, 2003 said this : “People are at risk – the ice breaks and it shouldn’t really happen.…