Friday, March 2, 2018
Saving the Antarctic
Air New Zealand (rated the best airline for six years in a row) is famous for its funky safety videos.
Once bound in our seats, we have watched "creatures" from Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit series tell us how to latch and unlatch our seat belts and so forth, and All Blacks, beach-babes, and primal survival gurus telling us the same thing.
It has all been rather fun, though tedious if you fly a lot.
Now the series has hit a crunch.
Air New Zealand has done the non-political thing. The latest safety video (I haven't seen it) pushes the pristine Antarctic as an Adventure Paradise.
Well, that is what a prominent environmentalist is telling us, according to the news.