Monthly Archives: January 2016

A rebuttal to the glass-half-empty syndrome

My previous post, Musings of a temporarily despairing optimist, lamented the reluctance of so many people to become part of a solution, preferring instead to complain about the problem, waiting for someone else to find the solution – and then … Continue reading

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Musings of a temporarily despairing optimist

Three and a half years ago I wrote a blog post that resonates so well for me today it’s frightening. There’s no doubt that the more things change, the more they stay the same. The post starts as follows: I’m … Continue reading

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10 quick facts about Arctic ice and climate change

To most of us the Arctic is a remote environment up at the top of the world, covered in ice and snow most of the year, and populated by a few hardy people, mostly indigenous, along with a few very … Continue reading

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Have you heard of the Big 5? How about the Arctic Big 5?

For those of you who aren’t big game hunters or haven’t been on an African safari, the Big Five refers to the big African game animals that are considered the most dangerous to hunt (or with whom to have any … Continue reading

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Greenland – a gigantic ice sheet with a fringe of green

Our visit to Greenland was similar to Bolivia and the Falkland Islands in that it wasn’t our main reason for taking the trip (in this case to the Canadian High Arctic) and we had absolutely no expectations. And yet, as … Continue reading

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