Morton Beebe Frozen Out of South Pole (but Not Literally)

Morton Beebe and John Jerney, who is working with Morton on his South Pole expedition, offer a timely tale of warning to “highly experienced” BATW members.  John writes:

Mort has been having an unfortunate and very unfair ordeal with the National Science Foundation. After initially awarding Mort a grant to return to the South Pole with a team to create a book and documentary on the changes to the continent over the past 50 years, the NSF unexpectedly (and probably unlawfully) reneged on literally the last day before departure, citing ‘health concerns.’

The entire story has been written up by science writer Leigh Dayton in The Australian, Rupert Murdoch’s flagship newspaper. (Mort has an Australian expedition mate).  See a PDF of the newspaper article by clicking:
australian_morton-beebe

You can also learn more about the expedition here:
http://www.returntothesouthpole.org

(photo © Morton Beebe)




(photo © Morton Beebe)(photo © Morton Beebe)

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