046 The History of Arctic Expeditions

16 . 04 . 2019

Contributors


Henry Páll Wulff
Expedition Guide, Naturalist
Chris Marquardt
Photographer, Author, Podcaster, Traveler, Educator

Henry Páll Wulff

Expedition Guide, Naturalist

Chris Marquardt

Photographer, Author, Podcaster, Traveler, Educator

Notes

Since time immemorial, the polar regions exert an indescribable fascination on us humans. For centuries, myths and legends were concentrated around the Arctic. It has been intrepid pioneers and adventurers who not only explored the Arctic, but also laid the foundation for such research areas as glaciology. The exploration of the Arctic plays a major role in today’s understanding of how weather develops, climate changes and everything is interconnected. Some of those explorers failed terribly, others came back gloriously. But even today, these pioneers are influencing us in our current research and expeditions.

045 Tourism Impact on the Polar Regions

09 . 04 . 2019

Contributors


Henry Páll Wulff
Expedition Guide, Naturalist
Chris Marquardt
Photographer, Author, Podcaster, Traveler, Educator

Henry Páll Wulff

Expedition Guide, Naturalist

Chris Marquardt

Photographer, Author, Podcaster, Traveler, Educator

Notes

Tourism is a growing activity in the Polar Regions. But what impact do we have traveling these remote and fragile regions? What challenges are connected to tourism here? There are serious concerns that tourism is promoting environmental degradation in the Polar Regions by putting extra pressures on land, wildlife, water, and other basic necessities, and on transportation facilities. But there are possibilities and options to reduce our footprint, like the German non-for-profit organization Atmosfair, that contributes to CO₂ mitigation by promoting, developing and financing renewable energies in over 15 countries worldwide.

044 Sea Ice

09 . 03 . 2019

Contributors


Henry Páll Wulff
Expedition Guide, Naturalist
Chris Marquardt
Photographer, Author, Podcaster, Traveler, Educator

Henry Páll Wulff

Expedition Guide, Naturalist

Chris Marquardt

Photographer, Author, Podcaster, Traveler, Educator

Notes

Chris welcomes Henry Páll Wulff to the show. Henry is an expedition leader and an Arctic expert. In this episode they talk about sea ice.

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