Good afternoon, on this final day of the "Arctic Alive"
expedition. It has turned out to be another great day here in Fairbanks.
I was expecting snow flurries, but it is actually quite sunny today
with broken clouds.
I met with Hajo Eicken and his graduate student Andy Mahoney at
the university again today. Our discussion was focused primarily
on how climate change might effect each of our communities and the
world that we all share. Many interesting points were brought up
today, which really helped me understand how amazingly complex the
whole arctic system is. There are lots of things we don't understand
or are just beginning to understand about the arctic. Could you
see yourself studying some of these things in the future?
I want to thank all of the participants. The questions you all asked
were really insightful and thought provoking. I hope your curiosity
never ceases, you keep asking those interesting questions and you
keep discovering things about the world around you!! I thoroughly
enjoyed experiencing the arctic it is a truly fascinating and inspiring
place. The students, the scientists, the people of Barrow and the
teachers were all great and contributed to the success of our expedition.
I learned a lot and I am glad you were able to journey with me on
this "virtual" field trip.
Until we meet again, I wish you exciting adventures!