Auckland hosted the 33rd Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research conference last weekend – a biennial meeting to draw attention to Antarctic issues. Wallace spoke to two scientists here to take part – the Chief Programme Manager for the US Antarctic Programme, George Blaisdell, and Professor Steve Pointing from AUT University – about the impact of climate change on this ecologically important continent.
Looking back past the wardroom table to the entrance of Scotts hut Cape Evans. Photo by Jane Ussher
Wallace also talks to Jane Ussher, one of New Zealand’s foremost photographers. She talks about her experience in Antarctica, photographing the historic huts of Antarctic explorers Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton. The photographs are part of a new exhibition called Still Life: Inside the Antarctic Huts of Scott and Shackleton.