Alex Hibbert

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“This is one of the coldest places on earth and there is no permafrost,” says Sergey Zimov, a scientist in Siberia. “Methane has never increased in the atmosphere at the speed it is today… I think this is linked to our permafrost.”…
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This really should be compulsory reading before every one of the million 'why can't be all be as wonderful as the nordics?' articles.…
This institution is one of many legacies that are now, in the cold light of day, clearly absurd. And many are unrelated to class. They'd never appear if we started from scratch now. The only manageable way to deal with legacy concepts is to see if they have any modern value.…
That moment you know you should have added more pigment to the resin. At @VanguardStorage
[1/5] One of the most important members of the 5th Thule Expedition was undoubtedly Qâvigarssuaq Miteq, seen here after a successful Caribou hunt. #Miteq was only 22 years when he signed up for the expedition but his skills as a hunter & a dog driver were already highly developed
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I can't be certain, but it seems unlikely creating policies based on racial purity / impurity is going to take us in a good direction.…
2. If you book freelancers or guest speakers etc, be careful on Covid 'rules'. I have a client who sprung a 'show me your covid vax info etc' demand on me weeks after agreeing terms, in excess of the law. If I were a refuser loony, they'd end up without both me and their money.
Two of today's observations. 1. @TfL, who having closed the roads leading to Tower Bridge, and didn't notify, police or sign the closure, have good business sense. Hundreds of us had the choice of paying the congestion charge (for which you can't appeal) or an illegal u-turn.
Hauling hauling hauling. 200kg had probably shed around 15% of its load by late April - a month in.
The City really can be home to obnoxious people. Passing through Fenchurch from an appointment to get a job done on my expedition boat, so in old paint-marked work clothes. The disparaging looks I - dressed as 'the help' - received from suits in both food store and the street..
Instead of joining the political tribes of Left and Right, letting them swamp our thinking, how about we consider each issue as they appear to us? Then, harness the best of our accrued judgement, conscience and intellect to decide where to stand, and how to conduct ourselves?
"Progressives are a gift to Islamism" Along with the several thousand conflicting definitions of 'liberal', many labels we have are unhelpful. Desire for progress is not the sole preserve of the far left. Is Islamism a sincere support for Islam? Or a claim for its perversion?…
Some might say Attenborough is an above-average verbal communicator.…
Following Mars Curiosity. An awesome video composed in Blender from 41 Navcam images by Rob Haarsma [full video:]
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It's indeed odd that Facebook want trophy hunters to feel welcome and respected.…
A busy Sunday for some. Must have been big as I saw a dozen tenders and fire trucks, including ones doling out breathing apparatus.
Whitehorse 🚀 Montréal
The source of this map should be ashamed. Greenland? Presumably lumped together with Denmark, and referring to the 1944 liberation. Iceland? Part of WW2 protection Norway? Liberation Experts on other parts of the world will be able to find many more that weren't expansionist.
One of many industries with a (manifestly dangerous) nepotism problem. An inexperienced 'armorer' in charge merely due to being the daughter of a famed one. This isn't handing down a fish-and-chip shop from father to son. Competence is paramount. #AlecBaldwin #HalynaHutchins…
Fine work Mr/Mrs/Mx Beaver.
It turns out even communists can say something so unacceptable that the YouTube gods cull them.…
The Yukon showing only hints of the oncoming winter.
Montreal 🚀 Calgary 🚀 Vancouver 🚀 Whitehorse
I wonder when it'll dawn that it's possible for medical and public health experts to advise, from their sphere of expertise, elected political leaders, and then for those leaders to only partly heed that advice when making a wider policy judgement call, in good faith. #PlanB
'Good vibes only'. Is this indication that someone wants to live in blissful unawareness of things constituting 'bad vibes', including those in need of remedy? Or is it an instruction that they are explicitly unwilling to engage with vibes, or viewpoints, that displease them?
“It’s a bloody nightmare” Meaning: Something is proving a mild inconvenience; typically used to describe slightly heavy traffic, or the internet not working “It’s not ideal” Meaning: Something terrible has happened and life is almost certainly ruined
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I'm seeing more and more of this. Using imagery from 'modern classic' polar and mountain expeditions in today's marketing. Modern classics I'd deem from 1970 - 2000. Distinct from pre and post war linked projects, and before the banking playboy era. Seen today in Montréal.
First firing of a Raptor vacuum engine integrated onto a Starship
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As a not-very-talented linguist, my self-appraisal each time when in Montréal is that often, my québécois is less québécois and more vaguely French-sounding noises. They're too Canadian to mind or complain.
Paris 🚀 Montréal
In a strange twist of fate, none of the e-gates in my terminal at Paris CDG airport are in use, so the EU+ queue is going at half the speed of 'All Passports'. Still, only 3 of 15 kiosks are staffed.
What a strange headline. Vikings preceding other Europeans has been well known for some time, and 'discovered'? All the people already living there might contest that.…
London 🚀Paris. Fingers crossed for the following connection!
The final, dizzying and starved miles of the 113 day Long Haul. The final week on no food.
NOAA and US Coast Guard locate historic Arctic rescue vessel, Bear, ending decades-long mystery.…
In the back of the helicopter having been picked up from the ice sheet edge. It was the end of the 113-day, 1374-mile Long Haul journey without support or resupply. (ps I'm not ignoring the views outside to fiddle with a gadget - I'm checking the focus on my very heavy camera!)
[1/3] How do you signal, in the best possible way, that the workday is over, and the weekend is here? Well, you could lie down in front of your computer the way this sled dog lies in front of the sled…
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For those who cackled that the milkshakes wouldn't eventually become knives, hang your heads in shame. #davidamess
Ecologists report seeing a polar bear mother with 3 cubs -quite a rarity- during the autumn monitoring along the shore of the East -Siberian Sea in the extreme north of Yakutia. So far 20 adult & 10 cubs were seen in this area; the monitoring will continue till the end of October
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Odd advice to people who, faults aside, are self-made and with an eye on the long term.…
People tie themselves in knots over traditional hunting practices that are ritualistic and not truly about food or survival. The Faroes a good example. Nostalgia for a 'noble, ancient' tradition, and respect for such, versus needless and gratuitous destruction of living things.…
Word of the Day ᐅᖃᐅᓯᓕᕆᔾᔪᑎᕗᑦ ᐅᓪᓗᒥ #Inuktitut Snow fall ᖃᓐᓂᖅᑐᖅ Qanniqtuq Image: Punniqtuuq Andrew Qappik Listen here: ᓈᓚᒃᓯᐅᒃ ᐅᕙᓂ:…
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If you inform swathes of society they are inherently special, before even having a chance to achieve anything, and tell another they are dangerous criminals-in-waiting, soon to fulfil a toxic destiny, why is there surprise Western societies are in a deepening, bewildered spiral?
Thunberg's achievements have been chiefly in public relations; a strange melding of cynical politics and celebrity. She's used a carefully choreographed platform to vent anger about a complex, well known issue. The method has been divisive and without ideas, let alone answers.
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Thunberg's achievements have been chiefly in public relations; a strange melding of cynical politics and celebrity. She's used a carefully choreographed platform to vent anger about a complex, well known issue. The method has been divisive and without ideas, let alone answers.
The Independent isn't known for articles purveying any depth beyond clickbait/ragebait, but let's steel-man. The Nobel Peace Prize should demand verifiable progress, and appreciable scale or greatness of vision. Has Thunberg displayed either? Or indeed much in the way of peace?…
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