Many have been pondering the significance of recent visits to Antarctica by prominent officials and individuals offering puzzling explanations for their travel there. On November 9, U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, landed in Antarctica, during the peak of the U.S. Presidential Election. Why would the serving Secretary of State leave the U.S. at such a critical time just to observe global warming patterns in Antarctica?
Even more mysterious was the December 1 medical evacuation of astronaut Buzz Aldrin out of Antarctica, after a surprise visit there, apparently to become “the oldest person to reach the South Pole at the age of 86.” He was seen along with companions wearing shirts with “Get Your Ass to Mars” logos. Was he there because he wanted to personally see the discovery of something that would make his dream of Mars colonization a reality?