Even The Economist has now jumped onto the Climate Change bandwagon. As part of their global warming series they have published Michelangelo D’Agostino’s diary about a trip to the South Pole. He describe the experience rather accurately from a first-timers perspective. Michelangelo is graduate student for the IceCube project at Berkeley.
My favorite quote has to be this one:
FOR veteran “Polies”, a stopover at McMurdo Station … is like passing through Heathrow: an uncomfortable, often prolonged, but necessary evil.
Well said. It does have a nice coffee shop and you get a chance to meet some old friends, though.