28 January 2010
Chaz Firestone accompanied Ann Posegate and I to Antarctica. He is a native of Toronto, and was part of our group the NSF took to Antarctica.
Weather prevented Ann and I from getting to the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet drill site named WAIS Divide. Chaz and Lee Hotz from our group did make it. They were caught there by weather too.
Chaz is former editor of the Brown University newspaper. His first hand account of the ice cores being drilled at WAIS is in NATURE NEWS this week.
These cores are vital to our understanding of climate change. They will give us a detailed account of the past climate, with accuracy never before seen. It may very well be among the most important research projects on Earth.
Indeed, it could answer the question of just how long we have to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Unfortunately, it may also tell us we are already too late to avoid a significant change to Earth’s climate.
Click the Image below to read Chaz’s Article.