Re: Next Stop Antarctica...
Hi Paul, Great work on the site!
Uruguay is a great little country, we take the bus into Maldonado every so often, to do some shopping and take the kids to the movies at the mall.
My feeling is that right now Anarctica is for the scientists and the technicians, but it's also a place for international cooperation and intercultural understanding. Making it liveable, for the scientists as well, may be the next step. I'm more inclined to see the continent as a new opportunity for mankind to work together and use the environment responsibly and to the benefit of all, rather than preserve it as a pristine laboratory. I'm sure many will disagree, but it's a huge place, no?
My wife and I teach English and Spanish, and are very involved in arts and entertainment programs. There's gotta be a need for such things when people are sequestered and isolated for such periods. Hope to be meeting and exchanging views with many on this wonderful site.