There is always a sense of anxious anticipation in the weeks leading up to an expedition; a combination of nervous energy and excitement, but as the lights of Resolute Bay began to peer through the dusk there was a sense of relief.
We had finally made it after days of travel to this remote outpost in the northern Canadian Arctic. This was not the final destination of our journey but would serve as a way station for a day’s worth of training before continuing on to Ice Base another 400 miles to the northwest. Finally, the expedition had begun.
To read more, please visit http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/americas/03/22/arctic.expedition/index.html
EarthEcho CEO Philippe Cousteau was recently announced as the host and special correspondent for CNN International’s Going Green Specials. In addition to these special programs, Philippe will be going on assignment to report on breaking environmental news and showcase some of the world’s top environmentalists.
Philippe is currently in the Arctic Circle going on expedition with some of the world’s foremost researchers on climate change. Sleeping in unheated tents where temperatures drop to -40 degrees, Philippe will be living at the Ice Base with the scientists of the Catlin Arctic Survey. While with the scientists, Philippe will be blogging and answering viewer’s questions about why their work is so important and the implications it has for all of us.