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New Book Release!

September 29, 2020 1:34am
ANTARCTICA: The Waking Giant (Rizzoli) by Sebastian Copeland
Foreword by Leonardo DiCaprio

A breathtaking glimpse of Antarctica.” – The Times of London.

NEW RELEASE: This fall, Rizzoli Books published Sebastian’s latest monogram. ANTARCTICA: Thee Waking Giant (2020) features never before seen photographs gathered during Sebastian’s Antarctica expeditions, both in the coastal and interior region of the least known continent on Earth. If the coast teems with life, both indigenous and migratory, the interior is a white desert where life has not existed for more than 30 million years.

Once you leave the coast, on the way to the interior, sheer mountain faces are progressively swallowed by the rising ice sheet. The last of the nunataks announce the end of the glacier and start of the plateau, extending for thousands of miles. With only ice and sky, the vistas are surprisingly diverse. While the plateau may seem like a monotonous blanket of white, “in the months that I spent there, I can honestly say that no two days have looked alike,” says Sebastian. “In this binary environment, which had never, until mine, seen a human footprint, it is the subtle variation of surface cover, or the way the sky paints the clouds or the wind shapes the ice that gives each day its own distinct identity.”

Thank you Leonardo DiCaprio for providing a beautifully worded foreword for this volume. Sebastian’s writing gives a detailed view of Antarctica’s historic to its scientific relevance, and its role in redefining global economies. The book, and all the expeditions it covers, is entirely carbon neutral thanks to Climate Partner©; while a portion of the profit will benefit the NGO Amazon Watch to protect the rainforest.

You can find ANTARCTICA: The Waking Giant anywhere fine books are sold, or visit here to find a retailer near you.

From his Antarctic expeditions, we discover Copeland’s magnificent visual diary of astonishing imagery of the least explored places in the world!” – GQ Magazine

A work of strident beauty illustrating humanity’s most urgent cause, climate change.” – Cocoeco Magazine

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Across The Ice at the Vancouver Int’l Mountain Film Festival!

January 29, 2015 3:56pm

Sebastian’s documentary chronicling his and Eric McNair-Landry’s record setting crossing of Greenland will play at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival on February 14th, 2015. This will be the first official screening of the film which was co-produced by Red Bull Media House.  Across The Ice–The Greenland Victory March (2015) will be released later this year on DVD.

The expedition, covering 2300 km of the Greenland’s south to north axis on skis and kites, lasted 42 days. The team faced a ferocious storm which had them pinned down in their tents for seven consecutive days and nights! On June 5, 2010, the team completed a 24 hour run which netted them a new Guinness Book World Record for the longest distance traveled in 24 hours, with 595km. The riveting blog from the expedition can be read on this very site, here!

You can view a trailer of the film by visiting the festival’s webpage here.Across The Ice (temp)

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Happy Penguin Day!

April 25, 2014 8:04pm

Today is World Awareness Penguin Day.

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Gentoo Penguins near the Gerlach Strait, Antarctica Peninsula 2006.

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Sebastian Moderates Earth Day Panel for Bitesize TV

April 22, 2014 7:34pm

Sebastian to Moderate Earth Day Panel for Bitesize TV’s Hollywood Goes Green

This Earth Day, Sebastian will moderate a panel on climate change for on-line network Bitesize TV. The panel will examine environmental news and how to make LA a model of sustainability by 2050. Panelist include LA’s new Chief Sustainability officer Matt Petersen, environmental artist and advocate John Quigley, environmentalist and CNN International journalist Philippe Cousteau and IPCC scientist Dr. Andrew Weaver. You can watch the program online here.

Below from lt to rt: Matt Petersen, Philippe Cousteau, Rachelle Begley, John Quigley, and Sebastian Copeland.

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Sebastian on Air with WQNA’s Flyover Zone

April 20, 2014 7:14pm

Sebastian was on air for the WQNA 88.3FM Flyover Zone hour with Hugh Moore and friends, on April 20th, discussing systemic changes in the polar regions and polar travel. You can find a recording of the show here.

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Sebastian listed in the 2013 Men of the Year Issue of Coco Eco Magazine

January 5, 2014 8:23pm

This winter, the magazine Coco Eco published a feature called “Leaders from the Heart” honoring “a few good men for their dedication to causes greater than the self”. Sebastian was featured as one of the magazine’s Men Of The Year 2013, next to Paul Watson, Bobby Kennedy and Danny Glover.

You can find the article here:

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Sebastian gives Keynote in Venice, Italy for Herbalife EMEA conference

December 21, 2013 6:29pm

Sebastian speaks in Venice for Herbalife EMEA about goal setting, health, conviction and perseverance! Merry Christmas everyone!DSC_6947 copy1

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Interactive Map of New Coastline after Ice Melt

December 20, 2013 6:06pm

Check out this interactive map showing coastal erosion from melting ice, potentially displacing up to 80% of the world’s population. This is not a science fiction plot. It represents the ocean rise from melting ice, sitting above land, slowly re-drawing our world map. On average, 100 feet of coastal ground is lost to each foot of ocean rise.

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Great News–Oil Giant Total Warns Against Drilling in the Arctic

December 15, 2013 6:00pm

One small victory at a time. Oil giant Total has warned against Arctic exploitation citing the natural conditions and high risk for a disasters like Deep Horizon. Shell still in the game.

 

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Long Live Madiba

December 5, 2013 5:42pm

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ~Nelson Mandela

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