The presence of human habitation, and its right to security and survival is the essential focus of the emerging Arctic consensus. There is no question that the needs of those communities will be addressed.
The tables built the day before were linked end-to-end smack in the middle of a beautiful outdoor setting. The day's menu was made of produce and meat sourced from local farms, bread from a nearby bakery, and cheese from a creamery located just down the road.
Coming across a few stones might not seem all that extraordinary when you're standing on Mount Erebus in Antarctica. But one volcanologist saw something in those stones that was a lot more: remnants of Robert Falcon Scott's "highest camp," set up during the 1912 Terra Nova Expedition.
For those who enjoyed the Planet Earth series, Lemire's The Last Continent offers a sumptuous visual treat. Its stunning views of the Antarctic landscape, coupled with great underwater photography, place it at the top of the list of great travelogues and nature films.