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Jim Hunt

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Hearts in the Ice Expedition
« on: September 22, 2019, 02:46:55 PM »
I've only just discovered this amazing expedition, via Joss Stone's Facebook page:

https://www.heartsintheice.com/about/

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Hearts in the Ice is a platform for social engagement around climate change, started by Hilde Fålun Strøm and Sunniva Sorby.  It is a 9-month overwintering project in the High Arctic of Svalbard, Norway. Starting in August 2019 Hilde (Norway) and Sunniva (Canada) will inhabit the 20 sq mtr trappers cabin “Bamsebu”- 78’N. They will be the first women to over-winter in Svalbard without men.

The project will serve as a platform for global dialogue and engagement concerning the changes we are experiencing in the Polar Regions which impacts the world and what we all, individually, might be able to do about it. Life at Bamsebu will be broadcast and published via Iridium satellite through social media to scientists, school children, adventurers, and interested citizens from around the world.

While at Bamsebu, for 9 months, from August 2019 to May 2020, Hilde and Sunniva will serve as citizen scientists by collecting data for existing research being conducted in the Arctic. A few of these projects will be conducted simultaneously in the Antarctic and shared with all on Social Media. They invite everyone to get involved and take the time to understand what is happening in their neighborhood.

They will be pioneers in using an electric snowmobile in addition to having the smallest carbon footprint possible, utilizing solar and wind energy, and reducing all packaging from their suppliers and providers.

They are 2 women with a deep love for the Polar regions who want to highlight the real changes happening, and engage individual action in a positive way!
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Sebastian Jones

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Re: Hearts in the Ice Expedition
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2019, 04:03:16 PM »
The first women to overwinter in Svalbard without men? I don't suppose this assertion would be made without evidence, but it is a peculiar statistic. I'm amazed that there have never been single, cis-gendered women over winter in Svalbard before. I clearly know less about Svalbard than I thought I did!

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Re: Hearts in the Ice Expedition
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2019, 04:25:00 PM »
There are some male faces amongst the Bamsebu Team!

https://www.heartsintheice.com/the-bamsebu-team/

See also:

https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=no&u=https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamsebu&prev=search

Perhaps the English version of the expeditions "About" page should be rearranged along the lines of:

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They will be the first women to over-winter in Svalbard without men in a 20 sq mtr trappers cabin at 78N.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one - Albert Einstein