Prof. Chris Rapley stepped down as Director of the Science Museum in December 2010 a position he held since August 2007.
"When former vice president Al Gore was looking for a way to extend Live Earth's global reach to the frozen shores of Antarctica he did not call pop megastars or music impresarios - he phoned Chris Rapley's mobile. Could Dr Rapley's organisation, the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), help Live Earth touch all seven continents by putting on a gig in the midst of the Antarctic winter?..." 
Resources and articles
- 'He's very good at public debate on key scientific issues. He's passionate about science - and a good public leader', guardian.co.uk, accessed January 12, 2011.
- The OPT Environmentally Sustainable Populations Conference: The scientific case for population policy, OPT, accessed January 12, 2011.