Monday, June 12, 2006

Packing

Sorry for the lack of writing. Hope no one was worried. I am leaving Barrow tomorrow and am finding that all a bit traumatic so I haven't been doing much climate change wise. Whaling has ended. It's been a very poor season with only 3 whales caught. Some people say that's because of changing climate but lots of people say it isn't too. There have been years where they didn't get any at all before. I went to talk to the North Slope Borough Mayor who says it's all very well co-operating with the scientists which he is all for but he feels no-one is really looking at the impact climate change is having on Inupiat culture. It's the Inuit Circumpolar Conference in a few weeks and they will come here from Russia and Greenland and other places to talk about climate change. And soon Barrow will have its blanket toss festival where everyone eats whale and they use a huge blanket to throw people up in the air like a trampoline. Everyone is looking forward to going bearded seal and walrus hunting now. Van says he pities me having to go back to London. They are all gearing up for lots of fun. Boooooo. I'll write more from Anchorage or wrap up and post more audio/links from London.

4 Comments:

Blogger Jim said...

Have a safe trip. At our house we have enjoyed reading your Ice Fairy blog. Thanks a lot for doing it.
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7:18 AM  
Blogger Ice Fairy said...

Thanks very much for your messages and interest Jim. I'll keep you updated with any more online developments that come out of the trip...

9:50 PM  
Blogger slummy mummy said...

hi sweetie, i can understand you must feel sad now that you're leaving. if you'd like me and the little thing to meet you at gatwick, just let us know x x x

8:33 AM  
Blogger mark said...

Travel safe! I think we will soon be in the same coutry albeit briefly love Mark

10:53 AM  

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