Adventurer turned environmentalist Robert Swan illuminates the perils facing the planet come 2041
the year when the international treaty protecting Antarctica is up for review
and the many steps that can be taken to avoid environmental calamity.
In 1985, when Robert Swan walked across Antarctica, the fragile polar environment was not high in his mind. But upon his return, the earth’s perilous state became personal: Robert’s ice-blue eyes were singed a pale gray, a result of being exposed to the sun’s rays passing unfiltered through the depleted ozone layer. At this moment,...