Becoming An Arctic Explorer: An Introduction

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Arctic Explorer JIM MCNEIL speaks to Eoin Drinan about ice-warrior.com, which organizes polar expeditions for ordinary people.

Jim talks about what inspired him to become an ice explorer, how the idea for the business came about to create a space for ordinary people to undertake such an experience, the impact of climate change from Jim’s experiences of visiting the Arctic and how as a society, we tend to think that all of the earth has been explored when he believes that it’s not the case.

He also talks about the logistics and safety concerns in organizing the expeditions, the responsibilities which we have to our children to combat climate change with its possible implications and the ways to get involved in polar exploration.

 

Duration: 12'16" DATE: July 11, 2013
Interviewer:Eoin Drinan
Producer:Eoin Drinan
Interviewee:Jim McNeil
Themes:Global Issues with a Local Focus
Keywords:polar exploration, ice-warrior.com, polar expeditions for average people, jim mcneil, climate change,
LocationArctic Circle Time Period:2013
Type:Sound Language:
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
Identifier:NEARFM_20130711_NST_002
Rights:Creative Commons License
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