Greta Thunberg visits Canada’s Jasper National Park
From the Calgary Herald:
“Climate change activist Greta Thunberg braved a blizzard on a snow-covered glacier in Jasper National Park to learn from the scientists who study the ice.
In a tweet to her followers, the Swedish teenager thanked scientist John Pomeroy of the University of Saskatchewan and Parks Canada ecologist Brenda Shepherd for educating her ‘on the effects of the climate and ecological crisis on stunning Jasper National Park.’
Pomeroy, director of the Global Water Futures program, said his team from the Cold Regions Laboratory in Canmore was asked to talk about glaciers with the 16-year-old and her father, Svante Thunberg.
They spent about six hours on the Athabasca Glacier — one of the most visited in North America — in the Columbia Icefield.
‘She was very brave to go up on a snow-covered glacier in a blizzard in October. She’s clearly utterly fearless for a teenager,’ Pomeroy said in an interview Thursday.”
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Thank you to John Pomeroy, the University of Saskatchewan, Brenda Shepherd and Parks Canada for educating me on the effects of the climate and ecological crisis on stunning Jasper Nationalpark. And thank you for giving me these incredible experiences! pic.twitter.com/0Uxtd0nOBa— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) October 23, 2019
Siachen Glacier, the world’s highest battlefield, now open to tourists
From The Economic Times:
“About 35 years after it was closed down for civilians, Siachen Glacier, the world’s highest battlefield, was on Monday declared open for tourists by [Indian] Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, in a major decision ahead of the creation of the Union Territory of Ladakh where the region is located.”
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Canada Goose launches coat designs featuring glacier motifs
From Fast Company:
“Canada Goose is launching a limited-edition series called BRANTA, which features two prints from [Diane] Burko’s Elegy series on six coats and parkas, three for men and three for women. (They cost between $1,395 and $2,695.) Each is aptly named for a glacier: Berendon, Leduc, Atavist, and Viedma. Several of the parkas feature a reversible element: They can be worn with either the Burko print on the exterior or with a simple monochrome quilting. When the print is worn on the interior, it still peeks out from the hood and lapel.”
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