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On the Front lines of Arctic Climate Change: Maureen Raymo at the North Pole Summit

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Long before climate change was one of the major social and political issues of our time, Maureen Raymo was already deeply involved. Her lifelong ambition to become an oceanographer took her to Brown University in the 1970s, where she had the opportunity to work in the marine geology lab with a noted paleoclimatologist. She fell in love with the field and has been a passionate expert and advocate ever since.

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Explore Arctic Climate Conservation Issues with Frances Ulmer of the Nature Conservancy

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To say it’s an interesting time for climate change scientists and policymakers may be the understatement of the decade. The Badlands National Park Service account on Twitter went rogue shortly after the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, tweeting out a series of climate change facts in defiance his administration. A new account that claims it’s operated by the unofficial “Resistance team of NASA” has attracted over 350,000 Twitter followers in mere days and is sounding the alarm over science-denial, as well as promoting the upcoming Science March on Washington.

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Wondering How to Get to the North Pole? Try a Nuclear Icebreaker

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by Miranda Miller

Imagine stepping out onto multi-year sea ice metres thick, a glass of champagne in hand, at the one place in the entire world where a look in any direction is a look south. Standing at the North Pole is an epic travel goal only a select few will ever experience in their lifetime.

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Nansen's Fram Expedition: Bold North Pole Exploration in the 1890s

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This article was previously published in July 2015

Recounting historical expeditions gives us a chance to experience some of the fascinating adventure, excitement and challenges of polar exploration from the past. Explorers with verve for discovery and innovation have opened the doors to the Polar Regions, and Quark’s authentic expeditions are rooted deeply in their explorative efforts and pioneering spirit. The discouragement, trials and hardships experienced by famed explorers on their polar quests, like Norwegian Fridtjof Nansen’s Fram expedition, have paved the way for modern day explorers to embark on their own North Pole expeditions.

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit the Arctic

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The reasons people choose an arctic cruise as their ideal vacation vary widely. Perhaps you’re a photographer looking to document some of the rarest and most beautiful wildlife on the planet, or one of your lifelong goals is to learn more about the culture and history of the North. Traveling aboard a real icebreaker could be on your bucket list, or maybe you’re not even sure that an arctic expedition is right for you, but you’re intrigued and want to find out!

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North Pole Summit Pairs Thought Leadership with Ultimate Arctic Adventure

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Are you concerned about issues like arctic climate change and are wondering how you can contribute? Do you care about the Polar Regions but feel powerless or ill informed about what you can do to help conserve these fragile environments for generations to come?

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Quark Expeditions chooses Canada Goose for Barneo Ice Camp

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Guest Blog by Danny Pastuck, Merchandise Ecommerce Manager

 With every new arctic expedition comes a new set of operational challenges. Quark Expeditions is no stranger to the North Pole, bringing guests to the geographic North Pole each summer by means of legendary icebreaker 50 Years of Victory. And so we know - what you wear on your North Pole trip is almost as important as how you get there.

 

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Louise Boyd - the Girl Who Tamed the Arctic

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On International Women’s Day,  we’re reminded of great female arctic explorers. Though not as numerous as their male counterparts, women who have taken arctic expeditions have made great contributions to our understanding of the Arctic today, and our ability to access its pristine regions.

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Hunting for 90 degrees North at Barneo Ice Camp

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You could be forgiven for thinking that all the excitement of a trip to the North Pole ends when you get to Barneo Ice Camp.

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Cool Camping: Barneo Ice Camp

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Here’s an adventure that will truly leave you feeling on top of the world! 

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