Global Eco Adventures
Face of Environmental Awareness
Tom Mullikin is one of those few, rare men who has – with the exception of space travel – explored nearly every uninhabitable environ around the earth. And as one of the world’s top environmental experts and global-expedition leaders, he stands to set one of history’s great exploratory records; that of becoming the first human to have both climbed the world’s seven great summits and recorded SCUBA dives in all five oceans.
Mullikin has already logged the dives – including earning a certification as a polar diver for ice dives in the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans – and he has achieved successful climbs and summits of some of the world’s highest mountains including Mt. Elbrus (the highest in Europe), Mt. Kilimanjaro (Africa’s highest), Mt. Kosciuszko (Australia’s highest) and Mt. Aconcagua (South America’s highest) as well as mountain ranges across North America while studying the world’s fragile ecosystems. No small feats to be sure. Beyond that, Mullikin – an environmental attorney (founder and president of the Mullikin Law firm in Camden, S.C.), university professor (Coastal Carolina University), and military officer (a former U.S. Army officer now holding the command-rank of major general in the S.C. State Guard) – is an accomplished parachutist who has earned jump wings from the U.S. and several foreign airborne forces.
What drives him? “Tom Mullikin, and those like him who have climbed many of the world’s great summits, is a model of perseverance,” says retired U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. James E. Livingston, a recipient of the Medal of Honor. It is this “perseverance” that Mullikin brings to his non-profit Global Eco Adventures, an organization dedicated to studying, informing the public, and educating policymakers and others about the Earth’s most fragile ecosystems and man’s responsibility to those systems. Mullikin is widely considered an expert in energy and environmental issues with emphasis on global climate change, but without the political partisanship so often associated with climate change issues. With Mullikin, it’s just the facts. “All too often, conversations about climate and the environment break down into polarized, frequently heated debates over political remedies for issues which are still largely misunderstood,” says Mullikin. “There are two incontrovertible facts that both science and informed-deliberation agree on as regards the environment: First, the global climate has changed throughout all of time. Second, there is only one atmosphere and, as such, whatever happens in one part of the world may likely impact another region elsewhere on the planet.”
As the author of five books, many articles, and having produced two full-length film documentaries (earning Telly Awards), Mullikin has served as an advisor and campaign manager to senior members of Congress and U.S. presidential candidates (both Republican and Democrat parties). He has advised and provided direct support to senior U.S. military officers on issues regarding international terrorism. He has also advised government leaders and others regarding the impact climate change and the resulting sea-rise will indeed have on coastal populations going forward and the military application to the same. An author and film-producer, Mullikin has lectured at various conferences and universities worldwide.
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