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Monday, October 15, 2007

400 Posts...

Just noticed earlier that this is the 400th post on this weblog - cause for celebration.
Earlier today, end of postal strike brought a backlog of Amazon parcels, including this box set:It's a rather nice pair of books on the 2 polar regions: anthologies of writing. Some familiar pieces: Nansen, Cherry Garrard, Barry Lopez, Franklin, Peary, Wilson, Shackleton, Scott, Mawson, Jenny Diski and Sara Wheeler (I have a big Polar section on my bookshelves) but also some unfamiliar - had never made the HP Lovecraft connection before, and also an excellent piece by Elizabeth Kolbert (one of the editors) on melting permafrost in Shishmaref, Alaska.
Led me to do some searching and found some useful FLICKR sets (like the $14.00 potatoes picture - shows the extra expense of living in such remote locations)

Turns out that this place is one of the more extreme examples that are being used for the impacts of Global Warming. Check out THIS BBC NEWS article from 2004, this NOAA article (with images from the wonderfully named Nome Nugget...), and one of Bryan and Cherry Alexander's wonderful PHOTO STORIES.
I loved this other photo story of extreme TRUCKING IN SIBERIA. Fits in nicely with documentary on Ice Truckers which was on earlier in the week on (cough) the History Channel....

Finally, check out the OFFICIAL site of the Shismaref Erosion and Relocation Coalition (SERC) which has loads of details, photo galleries and videos...
This is going to be one of my new CASE STUDIES for new A level....

If anyone wants to buy me a Christmas present, I quite like the look of this... out at the weekend...
OK, time to celebrate the 400th post....

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1 Comments:

At 7:44 PM, Blogger GeoBlogs said...

Just found a rather good photo news story on ABC news website
http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/popup?id=2967863&contentIndex=1&page=3

 

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