Now we know we are handing all this money over to a country that has nuclear powered aircraft carriers, (whilst ours are hawked out to the French).
But did you know that they are now sending teams of explorers to the South Pole!!
Of course they are doing so for traditional reasons,
"We will conduct meteorological experiments, [and] record humidity, temperatures, wind speed and atmospheric pressures during the 20-day trip to the South Pole, and other experiments will be conducted on our way back," Mr Ravindra said.Well that is what the BBC quote however looking at the website of the expedition,
"Everything is now linked to global warming," he added.
The team will conduct studies on atmosphere aerosol and snow chemistry, the glacial dynamics, the metrological, geomagnetic and glacial landforms along the way.
HT Biased BBC