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There and back again

As I am writing this I find myself yet again 69 degrees north and inside the Arctic circle. I have returned to my first university city, Tromsø, for two months of friends, writing and working as a landscape gardener. 247 more words


Fast and Furious

The Arctic Tern, Sterna paradisaea, weighs a little more than 100g, around the same as an apple you’d buy in the supermarket.

This tiny bird can live for more than 30 years, during which time it migrates from wintering grounds in the Antarctic, all the way to breeding grounds in the Arctic, every year. 644 more words


Chile's Torres Del Paine - W trek

The W refers to the route marked in red.

Jack posted an excellent account of his 2016 very late season W trek. Sleeping in a tent below freezing. 16 more words


Abrupt Climate Change Is About to Transform the Entire Global Humanitarian Community

“My message to the Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance Community is that we are not in a steady state right now.”

This is the perspective of Paul Beckwith, a Part-time Professor of Climatology at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada. 1,044 more words

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India isn’t the only place with a heat problem. While that country has been going through an unbearable heat wave, the Arctic is also heating up, with temperatures that are well above normal at the start of summer this year. 181 more words

Weird winters: Svalbard and Extreme Icing

You’d think of all places, the Svalbard archipelago in the high Arctic would be one of the best at coping with ice.

Usually, you’d be right. 603 more words


New on 500px : The Wave. by benjaminhardman by benjaminhardman

Flying over the coast of South Iceland, where the difference in ground and water temperature causes a huge cloud of steam to rise above the shoreline. 8 more words

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