Today's episode features Dr Falk Huettmann. He's a wildlife biologist and professor at University of Alaska-Fairbanks. He does a lot of polar research, and introduces me to the three pole concept (Arctic, Antarctic, and Himalayas) and is based on those 3 places having large concentrations of ice and glaciers. So we cover a lot of ground in this conversation today talking about Antarctica issues, including research, tourism, wildlife, and about governance of Antarctica. We also talk about what international polar years are and why they're valuable. This is a wide ranging conversation so enjoy!
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You can find Falk Huettmann on his website. He also gave a TED talk titled "A New Way Forward for a Global Sustainability Culture" at TEDxFairbanks. He has many publications including: Protection of The Three Poles and Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean.
Book List from this episode: The book about the cholera outbreak and Dr Snow that Falk alludes to is The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson.
Recorded on 19 October 2020.