Dark Snow Touches Down in Greenland for 2015 Season

May 29, 2015

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I’m sitting in the cafe at the airstrip in Kangerlussuaq, the main port of entry for most folks coming in to Greenland. I believe this is the only place with daily, year round service from Europe – a single “Mothership” Airbus 330, making the run daily from Copenhagen.  There’s a lot of patchy snow in the vicinity – forgot May is still pretty cold here, having come from blossom time in Scandanavia.

I immediately ran into microbiologist Marek Stibal, who is already here camping not far away, taking sediment samples to flesh out the picture of biological activity on the ice.

In about 90 minutes I’ll take another hop to Ilulissat, site of a major Arctic conference next week, where I hope to catch up with a number of very active scientists.  Jason Box is an organizer of the event, and we’ll join up in a few days.

My task this summer is to get as many interviews as possible, as well as shoot a lot of additional footage – and to that end, I’ll be staying in some visually stunning places – Ilulissat for one, and in a week, a place called Uummannaq.

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More on this later, once I get settled in Ilulissat.

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28 Responses to “Dark Snow Touches Down in Greenland for 2015 Season”

  1. Gingerbaker Says:

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    Where he tells lies about climate science and climate scientists, gets paid year after year by fossil fuel money to keep doing it, but denies he he is getting paid to lie!!

    Indeed, he even gets all snotty about such outrageous allegations, you see, because HE is ethical ethical ethical. And you are not.

    Poor befuddled us.

    We simply can not see that that telling lies does NOT make you a liar.

    And being paid to tell lies does NOT make you a lying whore.

    And that being paid to tell lies that injure people, economies, and ecosystems does NOT make you a lying whore committing crimes against humanity.


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