Wednesday, October 24, 2007

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to Visit Antarctica

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon will visit Antarctica next month as part of an eco trip that focuses on the issue of global warming. The trip will make him the first UN Secretary General to visit the continent. He will take a small plane from Chile to Chile's Eduardo Frei Montalva base on the Antarctic Peninsula. The focus on the environmental situation will hopefully be kept and it will not become part of the politically land claiming situation occurring in the region. While at the Chile base he potentially will visit bases and research facilities operated by other countries near the Chile base. You can read more about the trip and his stance in bringing climate change as a global issue here.

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