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Alex Hibbert

This decline of religiosity follows a huge transformation of education in the region. In this map I compared the literacy of the older generation (below a third, in some regions below a 5th) with the high literacy of the younger generation. Source:
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For those unaware, Børge Ousland and Mike Horn are making a crossing of the Arctic Ocean via the North Pole. They're doing it in the 'off season' - i.e. that strange period between summer and the onset of winter (autumn/fall not appropriate term) The first NP exped in years.
Amazing shot this week as the winter closes in for my friends up in the north of Greenland. (c) H Jensen
The perfect solution to the problem caused by outsourcing a vast political and social decision to a public unqualified to understand 5% of it is to ask them to do so again, after 3 years of getting very angry about it all. #brexit #Referendum #PeoplesVote #NotIdeal…
A few #Greenland photos for you. Happy Friday all!
BBC News “Some MPs saying that they want to read the new Brexit deal before deciding how they will vote.” Thank goodness we're in good hands.
An exploration of Mercator’s famous world map from 1569
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Again I highly recommend following the @MOSAiCArctic blogs: so many great pictures and stories already. The air temperature at the R/V Polarstern (~84°N latitude) is currently -16.6°C (2.1°F)! 📷: Esther HorvathA
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Choose the one that grabs you!
Poll time - which of these specials from do you prefer? Left. The Arctic 1000 Series Centre. The 30yr Limited Edition Right. The Arctic 1200 Series Vote in the poll reply! I think they bridge the gap between adventure watch and urban accessory.
Great to see you guys! Expert workmanship I've relied on since my earliest journeys in cold places.…
Nations are by their nature strange legacies of centuries-old battles and alliances, with subdivisions, varied levels of unity, and countless factions and agendas, but this sort of vote criminalisation just seems deeply odd.
Referenda remain (in functioning democracies) invariably terrible ideas, but the Spanish system need to take a long, hard look at what on Earth it's doing. #13Years #CatalanTrial #Spain…
Wow, wow. An image created using data from ESA’s Mars Express and a digital terrain model shows a dried-up river valley on #Mars, called Nirgal Vallis. Shaped by once flowing water and stretching nearly 700 km!…
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Yet another miracle project fundamentally based on a '100% waterproof' material that also allows skin to breathe easily. We'll see. "The Best Damn Mittens Ever by Bubba Albrecht and Give'r on @kickstarter…
Rail replacement bus joy. Because the driver wanted his full 45 minute statutory rest sat at a bus stop instead of 43 minutes, the entire bus miss their connection. An extra hour's wait. Competence and common sense again in abundance @nationalrailenq.
Being observed on the drive home yesterday evening. Apparently that was comfortable.
Can't wait to share some of our Arctic expedition workshop creations prior to this winter. Upcoming in the next few weeks: Brand new designs and material uses in ski bindings, sledges, hand, foot and sleeping bag VBLs, and.....a boat.
How many wrong experts does it take to make a non-expert right?
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#ExtinctionRebellion asks us yet again (after Greenpeace 'memorably' playing pianos on icebergs) whether direct action works, or just hacks off the people they seek to bring on side. We'll see. Humans have made quite a mess of the world. Let's not make a mess of the recovery.…
A huge discount today for the new, improved edition of 'The Long Haul'. Same price as a (good) pint.… Also, please review any of my books there, even if you bought elsewhere. It really helps.
The backward pacing away from rigour and logic continues. A university physicist on #BBCSML with a disconcertingly fixed smile stating with dogmatic conviction how #science & #religion go easily together, side by side. No evidence or reason offered as to why or how, of course.
5th October. Christmas puddings and stollen sighted in local @waitrose. (The mince pies I can deal with - they should be available year round!)
Take a look on Agreement on cooperation on Aeronautical and #Maritime Search and #Rescue in the #Arctic:…
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But he is without a doubt clever enough to realise that a tweet of back to back motivational cliches will not cause any 'chill', and will just stoke the fire. Presumably that must be for casual amusement, and count as a win for BF.
If this about an ad for Barbour, then some of the points were no more or less principled than Fogle's outrage at tabloids or inactive world leaders over climate. They were just different. We aren't the arbiter of whether someone else's principled stand is better than our own.…
In the adventure or exploration world (depending on your mood or grandiosity) sometimes it doesn't work out first time. Or even second time. Learn, re-plan and go again. 👍 Last winter in#Greenlandd forluminox.comF#EverySecondCountss (2nd half of film follows)0
I managed to immaculately time my run today from Wimbledon to Battersea to coincide with the apocalyptic thunderstorm. Not dry.
Deliver us from evil: How biology, not religion, made humans moral
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One of the joys of a non-standard work life (my work, life & fun are intertwined) is freedom from a fixed 9-5 Mon - Fri. There are 168 hours in the week. I choose, and my career is affected by, how I use them. That freedom is worth the lack of pension, paid holiday, and sleep..
Starship at our launch facility in Cameron County, Texas. Watch as @elonmusk gives an update on the vehicle today at ~7:00 p.m. CDT →
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13 8000m summits in just a few months. Remarkable technical skill and physical robustness, and here's hoping the 14th isn't thwarted due to permit red-tape. Can't help but wryly smile when seeing his complete refusal to adopt the faux-modesty typical in today's adventure world.…
This makes me very sad. Rasmus was a very good friend to us when my team and I lived in Avanerriaq overwinter.…
It depends what you wish the end result of a vote to be: A. Representing the wishes of the maximum number of people coherent enough to complete a voting form B. Sourcing the views of the population in order to make reasoned and productive decisions #democracy #Referendum…
I wonder how this would work: a 'two strikes and you're out' policy for interviews with politicians. If they gratuitously refuse to answer a question twice, the network bans them. It would be interesting to see who needs who more. #brexit #politics #Parliament #journalism
I've had a few long drives between speaking events this week, so that means quite a lot of talk #radio. I'm not averse to this new (is it new?) courage by interviewers to calmly and non-theatrically end interviews if the politician refuses to answer the question. #debate #moveon
It's a special moment when you see the sun for the first time in months. Even if it disappears again in minutes.…
Ulvetanna, aka The Wolf’s Fang, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. About 4,000 feet of humble pie.
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The hapless Greenland government, blinkered by cosying up to easy foreign money to buy 'independence', need to first tackle: - Waste removal - Education - Support for small communities that showcase the best of Greenlandic ingenuity - Sustainable harvesting - Efficient power
It's hard to argue with this. The options for getting rid of rubbish in Greenland, especially in small settlements are: - Chuck it in the sea - Throw it off a cliff The acceleration this culture has been forced through (no formed metal to 4G web in 250 yrs) makes it yet harder.…
Hats off to all the schoolchildren who stayed at school today, esp those studying STEM subjects. They've taken one step closer to being able to tackle our global issues with innovation, like creating more efficient aircraft engines, or new carbon capture methods. #ClimateStrike
Huge sharks, tiny plankton: exploring the changing #Arctic from an icebreaker — Big fish, old fish, small fish, young fish
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A guy's doing yoga on the footbridge over the A13. Seems happy enough.
The extremes of both flavours are abhorrent. And lead to mass murder. So, people should be very concerned to see indifference toward panelists proudly owning #communist ideals. Should these be #fascist, an equal and opposite evil, the panellist would be escorted out. #bbcqt
I think it would be a solution to 30-40% of society's troubles if every person could differentiate the words 'change' and 'progress/improve'.
This, at the core of my viewpoint that meritocracy (critical & realistic for human animals) is crippled without a wide pool from which to find merit. These people are able to gift something to humanity and our world. The only people who need fear talented people are the lazy.…
Word of the day: “arrière-pays“ — hinterland, back-country, the land that lies behind the coast (French). Figuratively, “the place we can’t quite see from where we stand; it’s around the next bend; it’s what draws us onward in our travels.” (Beverly Bie Bahic)
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