Monday, December 17, 2007

Women in the Arctic

I’ve been asked to write an article about women working on global warming in the
Arctic and the lives of the three women I’ve interviewed have amazed me. I can’t imagine deciding on a solo trip around the world for a honeymoon (of course, beginning with the Arctic). Or leaving my two year old son for 2 and a half months to be stranded on an ice shelf counting the gullet contents of small birds. It seems impossible to me. But I suspect some of the things I’ve done would have seemed impossible to my parents and grandparents.