Guwahati, July 13, 2019
Rituraj Phukan, secretary general of Green Guard Nature Organization, recently represented India as an official team member on the Climate Force Arctic Expedition to the North Polar region. Phukan also released a book in the North Polar region, a first for the Northeast region and perhaps for the country too.
He released Fin Del Mundo- Lessons From the End of the Earth during the Climate Force Arctic expedition along with legendary explorers Robert and Barney Swan.
“Robert Swan, OBE, is the first person in history to have walked to both poles. His illustrious son Barney made it to the South Pole last year powered solely by renewable energy. I am very thankful to all my sponsors and supporters for empowering me to join them on expeditions to Antarctica in 2013, and now to the Arctic. And what a privilege to have them launch the book in the north polar region! I was lost for words, humbled by the kind endorsement from the legends,” Phukan said in a Facebook post.
It may be mentioned he was the only person from Assam and Northeast invited to accompany the legendary explorers and a team of scientists, activists to the expedition. Phukan has been trained as a climate reality leader under Nobel laureate Al Gore.